NTC’s Alternative High School serves students at risk of not completing high school in a traditional setting.

Approximately 200 students in the NTC district are served annually, receiving the attention necessary to help them succeed both academically and personally.

  • Hands-on experiences in academic areas
  • Group and individual projects or competency-based learning
  • Connect learning to the world of work
  • Apprenticeships or other career-related pathways

Admissions Process

Admission to the Alternative High School happens through a partnership with area high schools. Students and their parents are encouraged to first contact the student’s home high school and request a transfer to NTC’s Alternative High School.

An official visit may be scheduled to introduce students and their parents to the program and staff.

Competency-Based Program

The competency-based program gives students a self-paced, friendly environment to complete a high school diploma. School districts will determine if the student earns a high school diploma or a state-issued High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). We strive to prepare students for finding a career or helping them prepare for college.


  • 17 years of age
  • TABE Success Assessment

Credit Recovery

This program gives students an opportunity to earn credits at an accelerated pace to help them earn the required number of credits to graduate. Students are able to earn credits in classes but also have an opportunity to receive credit for work, volunteer and therapy hours. Students receive a home-issued diploma upon completion of this program.


  • 16 years of age
  • Considered “at-risk”

Have Questions?

Please call the Alternative High School at 715.803.1148.