Determinant Sentence (DS)
Students who went before the Disciplinary Hearing Authority of Dickson County Schools may be placed at NDA with a Determinant Sentence. The number of days varies and is decided by the DHA.
In Lieu of Suspension (ILS)
Students who are given an out of school suspension have the option to come to NDA. They will be placed in a separate environment from those students who attend NDA and will work on assignments from their school so the suspension does not affect their grade.
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Some students with an IEP need extra support that cannot be provided at other schools. This decision is made as a team which includes the parents/guardians
Our ultimate goal is to prepare students to be successful where ever they go.