Our mission is to prepare at-risk students to be successful academically and socially in a caring, professional, and highly structured program that meets the needs of the students, their families, and their home campuses. While students are sent to the DAEP (Disciplinary Alternative Educational Placement) for disciplinary reasons, it is not the job of the faculty to punish them. Their punishment is being separated from their home campus. The job of the faculty is to assist students academically and socially by helping them with their academic assignments, finding and helping fill gaps in their bank of basic academic skills, and by positively enabling them to reflect on the choices they made that brought them to the program. The goal is for each student to return to their home campus completely caught up on their work, more capable in academic rigor, and empowered with a plan to avoid the behaviors that brought them to DAEP.