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About the Program

The first Alt. Ed. program, the “Opportunity House” opened during the 1999-2000 school year. The Opportunity House was originally developed by the school administrations of the three neighboring school corporations: Danville Community Schools, Mill Creek Community Schools and North West Hendricks Schools. Opportunity House was a fully accredited alternative
educational program with the State of Indiana, and all financial considerations were overseen by the Danville Community School Corporation.

In the fall of 2020, the Alt. Ed. program was relocated from the Central Normal campus to DCHS. This move made enrollment, communication and the daily activities of the program much easier and efficient. Two years later, the program welcomed a new leader and a new name, the “Warrior Way Academy”. The staff at the Warrior Way Academy consists of the director/teacher of alternative education and a multiple-person support staff, which consists of licensed teachers from DCHS who are experts in their curriculum and enjoy supporting our students in a non-traditional setting. The director is the administrator of the program as well as the lead teacher. Support staff assists the director in his development, assessment, and success of the program.

The Warrior Way Academy provides an alternative learning path for students in grades eight through twelve from the traditional school setting of the DCSC. Students who enroll are generally experiencing failure accruing credits toward a high school diploma in grades 8 through 12, for various reasons. All enrolling students must be referred by the DCSC building administration, and DCHS Guidance. Daily schedules for students are based upon individual student needs, as outlined in the student’s individual graduation plan.


The Warrior Way Academy will provide an alternative educational setting for students in grades 8-12 who are not being successful in the traditional school setting. Students will achieve the minimum competencies for grade appropriate standards, thus allowing them to enter another educational institution or the world of work.


While improving student opportunities beyond the traditional core subject areas, the staff at WWA offers skills training and behavior modification for re-entering the traditional classroom setting. It will provide the opportunity for the student to become a life-long learner with social, emotional, academic and/or vocational skills needed outside the traditional classroom setting.