LR alternative school offers a different way to learn


Doing classwork on Chromebooks that the Alternative Learning Environment owns are, clockwise from left: substitute teacher Justin Abbott, Russell Nanamkin, Isaiah Michel and Emiliano Garcia. - Jacob Wagner photo

Traditional school isn't for everybody. For a variety of reasons, some students can benefit from a different model of education, and the Grand Coulee Dam School District offers an alternative.

Located in the former middle school, the Lake Roosevelt Alternative Learning Environment offers students the chance to earn credits at their own pace, in a way that better suits their needs.

"It's an alternative approach to the curriculum," said Mark Herndon, principal at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School.

About 25 students are enrolled in the program.

"For some, it's a more relaxing enviro...

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