Mead Education Alternative Department Alternative High School
|Mead Alternative High School|
|529 W. Hastings Road
Spokane, Washington, (Spokane County) 99218
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Mead School District|
|Website||M.E.A.D. Alternative High School homepage|
Students apply to the school voluntarily and admissions are mediated by personal interview, which seeks to establish the willingness of applicants to challenge themselves and take responsibility in achieving personal and academic growth. .
Instructors operate in a conference-style, consensus-building format. Student input is encouraged through the regular participation of student representatives. The campus is a drug-, smoke- and firearm-free environment. There are band and choir rooms, as well as a community garden, large-group meeting and performance space, private conference and supply rooms, and art and science 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.
GSL (Guided Student Learning)
The GSL program consists of weekly one-on-one meetings between the student and advisor, in which assignments are evaluated, proposed, delivered and designed. This option is most popular among students who may have other full- or part-time obligations such as child care, college classes, or work.
Extracurricular activities include: