Optional educational programs for learners who want to complete high school in a nontraditional setting designed to meet their individual needs.
In 1970, there were only a few alternative high schools in operation in the United States. They originated to serve a growing population of students who were not experiencing success in the traditional schools. Today, alternative high schools cater to students who have special educational needs as well as those who would like to experience school differently.
Alternative High School (AHS) is a public senior high (secondary) school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; which teaches grades 10 through 12. AHS is currently located at the Clinton Ford Centre, which was home to the former Clinton Ford Elementary School.