Alternative secondary school services, one of the 14 program elements for the WIOA youth program, are services that assist youth who have struggled in traditional secondary education. Dropout recovery services are those that assist youth who have dropped out of school.  Both types of services help youth to re-engage in education that leads to the completion of a recognized high school equivalent.
Examples of activities under this program element include:
  • Basic education skills training
  • Individualized academic instruction
  • English as a Second Language training
  • Credit recovery
  • Counseling and educational plan development

Check out the resources below for information and ideas on alternative secondary school and dropout recovery services.

Promising Practices and Program Models

Guides and Toolkits

Additional Resources


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