M.E.A.D. Alternative High School
is a learning community
of non-traditional students
and instructors located in north Spokane
. The progressive institution was designed to accommodate the unique learning needs of its member in a supportive and positive environment.
is mediated by a personal interview
, which seeks to establish the willingness of the applicant to challenge themselves and take responsibility in achieving personal and academic
growth. Students apply to the school voluntarily, and an admissions wait-list is not uncommon.
A qualified staff of instructors directly administers school operations in a conference
-style, consensus building format. Student input is encouraged through the regular participation of student representatives
. The campus is a drug
free environment that features band
rooms, as well as a community garden
, large group meeting and performance space, private conference and supply rooms, and art
activity centers. Classes are not held in secluded rooms, but are instead conducted in the stations occupied by each instructor. Students sit at a common table at which they can face and communicate with everyone at the station.Standardized test
scores associated with this school are inherently skewed given state policy requiring the inclusion of "zero" scores for students who could not be reached for testing or could not complete the evaluation process, as well as other... Read More