Middle and High School Alternative Programs


The Alternative Programs of The School District of Greenville County provide short term educational settings which offer instructional programs to address the behavioral, academic, and social needs of at-risk students.

Our phone numbers:

  • Sullivan Center HSAP 355-5197
  • Bonds MSAP 355-8273
  • West Greenville MSAP 355-0230
  • Donaldson MSAP 355-4676

Our Purpose

Greenville County Schools provides personalized, supportive, and safe learning environments for students experiencing personal, situational, or behavioral challenges.  Alternative programs offer these students the opportunity to stay on track academically, while focusing on personal development goals.

There are four alternative program centers in Greenville County serving students referred due to conduct code violations.

High School Center:

  • High School Alternative Program is centrally located in the Sullivan Center, 206 Wilkins St. in Greenville

Middle School Centers:

  • Donaldson Career Center: 100 Vocational Dr., Greenville
  • Harley Bonds Center: 505 N. Main St. Greer
  • West Greenville Center is located in the West Greenville School, 15 Endel St. Greenville

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The GCS Alternative School Program serves middle and high school students.  Teachers work one-on-one with students addressing academic, personal and behavioral deficiencies.  Students also receive instruction in life skills such as anger management, social interactions, drug avoidance and self discipline. 

High school students may be placed in the alternative school program by a hearing officer following a recommendation for expulsion from their home school. They attend classes on a four-by-four block schedule.  Courses are taught by certified high school teachers.

Students attending the middle school alternative program are either placed by the hearing officer or recommended by the school or parent (with support of school).  They maintain a full academic schedule taught by certified middle school teachers.

All students must attend a pre-enrollment conference with their parents before attending an alternative program.  Students may return to their home school when their academic and behavior goals are met.