ROE 53

ROE 53 Alternative Education Programs

110 Fandel Road
Germantown Hills, Illinois  61548

309-383-3002 Phone

​ROE53 Alternative Education Programs

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide a safe and positive learning environment that will improve students' social, behavioral, and academic success. Our programs provide opportunities for growth through individualized teaching, mentoring, and support. By focusing on respect, communication, and mindfulness, it is our hope for students that they leave our doors with a better understanding of the world around them, the tools necessary to achieve their goals and dreams, and be positive leaders in their communities.

Student Parent School Handbook

ROE 53 Alternative Education Programs
of Tazewell County
Governed by
Regional Office of Education
For Mason, Tazewell, Woodford Counties
ROE Alternative Programs:
The RSSP Safe School Program
The Tazewell Academy

ROE 53 Alternative Education Programs


The student’s academic program will be developed to best match the student’s current course of study.  All grades of 60% or higher will be transferred from the ROE Alternative Programs to the sending school for placement of grades and credits on the student’s official transcript.

A variety of instructional methods and learner activities will be used to meet the student’s needs in a positive and success-oriented learning environment.  The approach is designed to enhance the student’s problem-solving skills with the practical application of knowledge.  The student is taught the connection between learning and appropriate social skills related to everyday life at school, at home, and in the community.

The Credit Completion component of the Tazewell Alternative Education Programs allows the students to complete academic classes and courses for credit toward grade promotion and/or graduation.   

The ROE Alternative Education Programs staff will present the skills and provide the practice opportunities for the student to become a successful student, a successful employee, and a successful community member.

Academic Goals:

to develop reading and language arts skills that support personal and vocational adult needs.
to develop basic number and problem-solving skills that support personal and vocational adult needs.
to develop critical thinking skills.
to demonstrate personal academic success and achievement.

Grading Scale:

90 – 100    A
80 – 89      B
70 – 79      C
60 - 69       D
59 – Below NC (no credit) F

Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure:
The purpose of the ROE Alternative Education Program academic integrity policy is to encourage self-confidence and self-reliance as students pursue academic excellence.  Resorting to cheating and plagiarism erodes the ability of students to strive for excellence.  Cheating deprives students of the opportunity to learn.  Plagiarism hinders students’ efforts to develop their own creative thoughts and ideas.  The reliance on cheating and plagiarism destroys the opportunity for students to develop their own strong characters.

What is a violation of Academic Integrity?

Cheating includes but is not limited to:
Using cheat sheets or study aides during testing situations or in preparation for an exam.
Looking at another student’s paper during testing situations.

Allowing another student to copy from a test, quiz, assignment or homework.
Attempting to seek or give help during a graded assignment or test.
Possession and/or distribution of test or quiz materials prior to or during the test or quiz.
Submission of work that is not the student’s own for papers, assignments or exams.
Copying computer files from another person and representing the work as one’s ow
Allowing others to do the research or the writing of an assignment and presenting the research/writing as one’s own.

Using someone else’s information, work, graphics/data, ideas or phrases without indicating the source of the information with quotation marks and/or citations were appropriate.

Procedure following identified cheating or plagiarism, the teacher will:
Collect evidence of cheating/plagiarism.
Write a “request for social skills intervention”, and
Report the incident to the Director.

If a student is found to be in violation of the standards of Academic Integrity:
Social skills feedback will be recorded on the student’s Social Skills Goal Sheet.
The teacher will notify the parent of the incident and the ROE Alternative Programs’ request for a parent meeting.
The home school district liaison will be notified of the incident.
All relevant records will be updated and maintained (i.e. intervention file, IOEP).

            Social Skills:

to accept responsibility for one’s own actions without blaming others.
to participate in group activities with success.
to respond to personal frustration in a constructive way.
to maintain socially appropriate interactions and relationships with peers and adults.
to show respect for self, others, property, and those in authority.


to develop positive listening skills.
to identify and share personal feelings when appropriate in an honest and respectful manner.
to use appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication to express oneself in a group.
to use language skills appropriately when working with others to accomplish a task, or participating in recreational activities.
to use verbal and nonverbal communication to establish and maintain positive relationships.


All use of the internet shall be consistent with the ROE Alternative Education Programs’ goal of promoting educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication.  This Authorization does not attempt to state all required or prescribed behavior by users.  However, some specific examples are 
provided.  The failure of any user to follow the terms of the Authorization for Internet Access will result in the loss of privileges, disciplinary action, and/or appropriate legal action.  The signatures on the Handbook

Acknowledgement Form is legally binding and indicates the party who signed has read the terms and conditions carefully and understands their significance. 

Terms and Conditions

Acceptable Use - Access to the ROE Alternative Education Programs’ internet must be for the purpose of education or research, and be consistent with the educational objectives of the ROE Alternative Education Program. 

Privileges - The use of the ROE Alternative Education Programs’ internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of those privileges.  The system administrator, in conjunction with the Director, will make all decisions regarding whether or not a user has violated this Authorization and may deny, revoke, or suspend access at any time.   The decision is final. 

Unacceptable Use - You are responsible for your actions and activities involving the network.  Some examples of unacceptable uses are:

Using the network for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright or other contracts, or transmitting any material in violation of any U.S. or State regulation;
Unauthorized downloading of software, regardless of whether it is copyrighted or devirused;
Downloading copyrighted material for other than personal use;
Using the network for private financial or commercial gain;
Wastefully using resources, such as a file space;
Gaining unauthorized access to resources or entities;
Invading the privacy of individuals;
Using another user’s account or password;
Posting material authored or created by another without his/her consent;
Posting anonymous messages;
Using the network for commercial or private advertising;
Accessing, submitting, posting, publishing, or displaying any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, harassing, or illegal material; and
Using the network while access privileges are suspended or revoked.

Network Etiquette - You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Be polite.  Do not become abusive in your messages to others;
Use appropriate language.  Do not swear or use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language;
Do not reveal the personal addresses or telephone numbers of students or colleagues;
Recognize that e-mail is not private.  People who operate the system have access to all email.  Messages relating to or in support of illegal activities may be reported to the authorities;
Do not use the network in any way that would disrupt its use by other users; and      

Consider all communications and information accessible via the network to be private property.

No Warranties - The ROE Alternative Education Program make no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing.  The ROE Alternative Education Programs will not be responsible for any damages you suffer.  This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, missed deliveries, or service interruptions caused by its negligence or your errors or omissions.  Use of any information obtained via the internet is at your own risk.  The ROE Alternative Education Programs specifically deny any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its service. 

Indemnification - The user agrees to indemnify the ROE Alternative Education Programs for any losses, costs, or damages, including reasonable attorney fees, incurred by the ROE Alternative Education Programs relating to, or arising out of, any breach of the Authorization. 

Security - Network security is a high priority.  If you can identify a security problem on the internet, you must notify the system administrator or the Director.  Do not demonstrate the problem to other users.  Keep your account and password confidential.  Do not use another individual’s account without written permission from that individual.  Attempts to log-on to the internet as a system administrator will result in cancellation of user privileges.  Any user identified as a security risk may be denied access to the network.

Vandalism - Vandalism will result in cancellation of privileges and other disciplinary action.  Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the internet, or any other network and/or hardware.  This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading or creation of computer viruses. 

Telephone Charges - The ROE Alternative Education Program assumes no responsibility for unauthorized charges for fees, including telephone charges, long-distance charges, per-minute surcharges, and/or equipment or line costs.  

Students and parent(s)/guardian(s) need only sign the Authorization for Internet Access once while enrolled in ROE Alternative Education Programs.

The Rights of Individuals with Disabilities policy and procedures are in compliance with the Governing Board of the Tazewell ROE Alternative Education Programs.  A copy of this policy and procedures is available by request. 


Class trips into the community will be a part of the student’s curriculum and learning opportunities throughout the school year.  Therefore, the student’s participation will be expected, however it is also a privilege, not a right, and conduct status may result in a cancellation of these privileges.  The student will be transported in a county district vehicle with program staff.  Please refer to the Parent Student Consent Form. 


There are occasions when, due to inclement weather, the school day is canceled, shortened or lengthened.  Our priority will always be the safety of the students.

Parents are encouraged to make prior arrangements for their students in the event of emergency changes in the school day.  Local television stations NBC 25/HOI-19 will be contacted to announce cancellation of school and/or bus routes and changes in the school day. 

The website for closings is most reliable:  and then click on closings. 
The ROE Alternative Program will be listed as the “Tazewell County Alternative Ed Programs”.

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