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Message from the Coordinator

 

To Our Students:
Welcome to the Howard Alternative Placement Program.  While attending the Howard Alternative Placement Program (HAPP), we want you to be safe.  You are not permitted on the campus of any of the other schools in the district.  For your own safety and benefit, you are not allowed to attend any extra-curricular activities on other campuses; such as, dances, ball games, plays, practice sessions, etc.  These rules are in place to help you focus on your academics and on your behavior. 

 

The HAPP educators will be encouraging you to focus your complete efforts on your assignments in our google classroom.  Your home-school and Howard Alternative teachers will be working together to develop an educational plan that will help you become successful and help you to return to your home school with a ready-to-work attitude, prepared to be promoted to the next grade level.

 

Also, while attending the HAPP and after you return to your home school, I need you to develop a trusting relationship with a mentor or guidance counselor who will enable you to think of ways or strategies that will help you reach self-discipline or self-management.  Once self-discipline is obtained, you will become successful, as noted in the book, How Children Succeed, (Tough).  We all need to be able to manage our time, thoughts, and behavior.  According to the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child, executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully.

 

I hope that your time here at the HAPP will allow you to look back at your past experiences, acknowledge what part of the scenario you were responsible for, and devise a plan that helps you to make wise choices.

 

Again, welcome to the Howard Alternative Placement Program.  We will meet in room 200A to discuss any problems.  Parents are invited to attend.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Reginald B Thompson, Ed. S

Howard Alternative Education Coordinator

Howard Adult Center

500 South Kaminski Street 29440

Georgetown, SC 29440

(W)  843-546-2770

(F)    843-527-3371

(E)    rthompson@gcsd.k12.sc.us

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