Alternative Education Quiz Bowl

For the past three years, Allegan Alternative High School has competed in The Alternative Education Quiz Bowl.  This academic competition really brings out the best in our students.  Not only are they flexing their brains, but they are engaging in collaboration, showing good sportsmanship and having fun.     Teams throughout southwest Michigan including Crossroads […]

Adaptive Schools

Humans are creatures of habit.  Much of what we do and how we do it is simply out of routine and tradition that feels almost automatic to our brains and bodies.  For us humans who teach, forming habits in the classroom can certainly be helpful, but when left unattended to, can really hurt student learning. […]

Education Within and Without Walls

As an educator, there is a unique, joyous feeling when you see passion ignite in your students that resembles a passion of your own.   At Allegan Alternative High School, we are fortunate to have many of these moments.     Our innovative culture and open-minded student body allow educators to intertwine many defining pieces […]

AAHS Stock Market Team

At the beginning of my economics class this year a student asked if the class would involve a simulation with the stock market. Simulations are some of my favorite activities to use with students, as the opportunity for experiential learning often mobilizes students who would otherwise struggle to engage with the content. Sadly, I had […]

Tony’s Bake Sale

One of the first decisions I remember making as a brand new Principal was volunteering for a young man named Tony to spend time in our building. Tony attends Hillside Learning and Behavior Center, and one of his educational goals is to sell his baked goods while interacting with other students. At a time when […]

Perennial Students

Earth Day serves as a reminder that we share our planet with others.  Others alive today and in the future, around the world and around the block.  It’s a reminder that sometimes we take our relationships for granted, meaning it’s a great reminder not to.   For students at Allegan Alternative High School, Earth Day […]