Alternative Education Program

The Glen Mills Schools’ operates an Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Program that is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide alternative education in accordance with the requirements of 24 PS XIX-C and 24 PS XIX-E. All students must be referred by their home school district and must be duly designated as a disruptive youth as defined by PA Act 48 of 1999.

The Glen Mills Schools’ Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Program (GMS/AEDY) is an academic day-program designed to provide a new educational experience for students who have had significant difficulties in previous school placements. The mission is to change a student’s inappropriate behavior to pro-social and to develop the life skills necessary to sustain this change. A school setting that is structured, supportive, and respectful, allows for a learning environment that is conducive for all students to achieve success.

Students will receive a high school or junior high school education, within a structured behavior management program. The Glen Mills Schools–Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Program provides an opportunity for students to experience success and to use this success to build a brighter future.

Download the Glen Mills Schools Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Program Admissions Criteria.

Alternative Education Program Opportunities

Accrue HS credits

ASVAB Testing

College Placement

Job Prep

Grade Promotion Work

Skills Curriculum

ACT/SAT Preparation

Resume Writing


Money Management Skills

HS Diploma

Life Skills

Behavior Management Skills

Drug and Alcohol Classes

Communication Skills

Leadership Skills