Alternative High School

Northwest Iowa Community College cooperates with high school partners to provide alternative education to area students.

About the Program

Alternative Education provides students who leave or might leave traditional high school because of academic or personal problems with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.

Students are typically between 16 and 19 years old, come from all types of family backgrounds, and have a wide range of abilities.

The alternative high school curriculum offers courses in language arts, social studies, math and science. Students may also take courses in parenting, personal finance, and other life skills.

Assignments are completed on an individual basis with students setting their own pace and seeking help from instructors as needed.


The Northwest Iowa Alternative High School has sites in two locations: Sheldon and Marcus. Which site a student attends is chosen by the Alternative High School, the enrolling school, and the student.

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