ABIC is designed for those students for whatever the reason can not continue to be educated in their home school. The common factor is that they have made mistakes. We get past those mistakes and try to turn a negative situation into something positive.
ABIC Middle School is for those students in grades 6-8 from all county schools. We do our best to stay with the students' home schools with their work so they will be able to adjust back into their regular programs when their time here is completed.
To complete the program at ABIC, students will need to follow certain guidelines, rules, and policies starting with a strict dress code. Green polo shirt, khaki pants, belt, and tennis shoes will be worn daily. Shirts will be tucked in and shoes will be laced and tied. Students will not be allowed to wear jewelry, including earrings. Students will also need to have a good attendance history while at ABIC. Tardiness and absences may require an extended stay to fully meet the requirements of the punishment.
This is the beginning of my 39th year teaching, and my 11th year with the Alternative Program. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary/Special Education (K-12) and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from ETSU. Yes! I guess I do LOVE my job!