Program Overview

About Options High School

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(9th-12th Grades)

Options High School is designed to serve students who are currently attending another high school within Littleton Public Schools. Interested students need to contact a counselor at their home school to receive an application, and arrange for an interview with Options.            

Options High School is an alternative program for LPS high school students, grades 9-12.

  • Smaller student to teacher ratio (18 to 1) provides a more individualized learning experience.
  • Students earn a high school diploma from their home high school.
  • Core academic classes and electives meet the graduation requirements of the home high schools.
  • Community Employment Experience, ACTS vocational programs, and PSEO programs available.
  • Restorative Practices/Empathy Building
  • Online courses for credit recovery are offered.
  • Infant nursery and teen parent program available to students.

Options High School Calendar 2017-2018 

Vision Statement

Our Options High School vision is to create...
a purposeful community that values meaningful relationships, 
an engaging learning environment, and a dedication to academic and personal success.

Discovery (DISCO)

The Discovery Program was written in 1990 by Eric Larsen, an alternative high school teacher in Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado. The program was designed to teach social-emotional skills to students struggling with academic, attendance, and attitude problems. "Disco" is a research-based curriculum that is currently being used in over 22 states across the country. The concepts taught include sophisticated social skills, behavior management strategies, culture development, and experiential activities.

 The objectives of the program are threefold:
    1. To develop a strong sense of community and a support system for all students
    2. To teach, practice, and give feedback on specific positive social skills
    3. To reinforce the culture of the classroom/school and ensure that all students realize what is expected of them and what they can expect from the staff

The Discovery Program is a concrete, skill-based curriculum that has the power to create positive change in students. Through Discovery, students learn and master the positive social-emotional skills necessary to be successful in school and in life. It is designed to improve student achievement. The Discovery Program works especially well for students considered at risk. The program enhances the academic and personal accomplishments of those currently in traditional classes.

Discovery helps students solve problems with apathy, violence, academic achievement, and attendance.

Options High School Student Pledge

Lead Teacher: 
  
Ilka Omdahl: iomdahl[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us