Alternative Education is part of the Pupil Support Services Department of Sarasota County Schools. The department works together with schools and staff to provide support for Sarasota County students and families. Students may be referred to as alternative schools after other interventions have been used, in order to remedy:
- Habitual truancy
- Habitual disruptive behavior
- Behaviors that interfere with learning
A student may also be referred to an alternative school if the student has been recommended for expulsion from school.