District Searches for Alt Program Home
Alternative Programs to Get a New Home
Posted on 06/09/2016
Eastside Alternative
Eastside Alternative
Eastside Alternative will move out of its portable on the Olympic High campus.

Central Kitsap is looking for a new home for its alternative programs.

The search is the latest step in a move to combine several alternative programs under one roof.

“By combining our resources, we can enhance and strengthen alternative options for our students,” said Jeremy Monroe, director of special programs. A new building would also move students out of portables and into safer, permanent classrooms.

On Wednesday, the school board approved a search for a new building. They also authorized district leaders to submit a letter of intent to buy. 

The district looked at several ways to combine the programs. Options included leasing space and building a new structure. Several citizen and staff committees reviewed the options and recommended purchasing a building.  

“It’s important to find a quality learning environment for our students,” said Doug Newell, executive director of business and operations.

On the Move
Read more about other moves going on in the district on our Construction Updates page.

Alternative programs offer flexibility and expanded options for students. They often help students who may not otherwise graduate. The alternative schools serve about 500 students per year.

Currently, the programs are spread throughout the district. Eastside Alternative and CK Online Academy are in a portable on the Olympic High campus. Westside Alternative is in a building near Central Kitsap Middle School. New Frontiers Secondary School is in a portable near CK Middle. The Off-Campus parent partnership program is in a trailer next to the district administration building.

The programs’ move will come in stages. This fall, East Alternative, Online Academy, and New Frontiers will move into the West Alternative building. That building will eventually be demolished to make room for the new CK High and CK Middle schools.