The Vernon Parish Optional School is located on the grounds of the West Leesville Elementary School.
VPOS is an alternative school program serving grades 7-12. Enrollment is determined by the Supervisor of Child Welfare for Vernon Parish.
VPOS was established in 1992 to meet the needs of At-Risk Students in a non-traditional setting. That setting has been revised to currently provide services to students who are facing disciplinary action at their home school.
The Vernon Parish Optional School strives to provide a quality educational program for students in a highly structured environment; to provide students with the personal attention and instruction they need for social, emotional, and academic growth; and to restore student's confidence, self-esteem and enthusiasm for learning.
"GOALS: HAVE THEM, WRITE THEM, AND ACHIEVE THEM."
To improve attendance.
To increase parental communication, support, and involvement with student and the school.
the student will learn to abide by classroom and school rules as evidenced by a decrease in discipline referrals.
The student will improve his/her social skills as evidenced by less reported conflicts with Peers and the VPOS staff.
The sudents will experiece academic success measured by the work samples collected in the student's academic portfolio, progress reports, and report cards.
VPOS offers Carnegie Unit Courses required by the Louisiana State Department of Education for graduation.
Guidelines for VPOS
Students enter VPOS upon the recommendation of the Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance.
students will be assigned to VPOS based on board policy in accordance with state law.
Students maybe required to return to VPOS the following school year to complete the minimum time requirements if applicable.
The student and a parent/guardian must sign behavior contracts before entering VPOS.