Alternative Learning Program Rules

(Revised 3/25/22)

*All students are responsible for following Roane County Schools Student Code of Conduct plus the following rules specific to Midtown Education Center (MEC).

*Students attending the ALP program shall provide their own transportation.

*Students will NOT BE ALLOWED on any other Roane County school property while remanded to the Alternative Learning Program.

Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Tardies: Students are to be at school by 8:30 am. Students will not be admitted after 8:30 am, unless a doctor’s note or court note is provided.

Absences: All absences are unexcused except for a doctor’s note, a death in the immediate family, a court appearance, or recognized religious observance. Students MUST attend 95% of their assigned days at MEC based on Roane County School Board Policy.

Dress Code:

Pants: Pants may be regular blue jeans or khaki pants (no cargo pants) and pants must be worn above the hips. (NO SHORTS) No holes ABOVE THE KNEE in jeans. If you chose to wear a belt, it must be a regular belt only, no large logo oversized buckles.

Shirts: Each student will be issued two gray polo shirts upon entry into the ALP. Students will be expected to wear the gray polo shirt each day. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. NO additional shirts will be loaned to any student, for any reason.

Jewelry: Any jewelry worn by the student during their time at MEC must conform to the Roane County School Board Policy.

Shoes: Tennis Shoes ONLY.


Violation of Dress Code: Students will NOT be able to attend classes at MEC if they violate the dress code policy. For each violation of the dress code, the problem must be corrected before the student can attend class. Absences due to dress code violations will be unexcused.

Personal Items:

Students will empty their pockets into a specific, centralized location each morning. No personal items may be kept during school hours. All cellular phones must be placed in the specific, centralized location upon arrival at school. Coats and hoodies may NOT be worn during school hours and must be placed in the tote that is kept in the front office. Any money brought into MEC will be turned into the office each morning and placed  into the student’s lunch account. All personal items will be kept in the front office.

Students are subject to random searches & may be drug tested while at Midtown Education Center. Students committing a zero tolerance offense at MEC can be expelled from school for 180 days.

Supplies: NO outside supplies will be allowed.  Required student resources will be supplied by MEC.

Counseling: Group and individual counseling will be provided while students are at MEC. A substance counselor & a student services counselor will meet with students on a periodic basis. Roane County Schools and Roane County Juvenile Court have a partnership and are also present in the school building.