Alternative to Out-of-School Suspension Centers

Program for students suspended from an OCPS school

  • Provides safe, structured, alternative to complete assignments from teachers
  • Provides character education for life and social skills training
Elementary Parent Letter
Alternative to Secondary School Suspension

Orange County Public Schools - A2S Sites

Student Eligibility Criteria

  • Grades 6-12
  • Committed a level 3 or level 4A, 4F, or 4J offense based on the OCPS Student Code of Conduct
  • Parent/guardian to provide transportation to and from the A2S center
  • Attending is based on availability
  • Contact the Suspension Center before enrolling

James R. Smith Community Center

1723 Bruton Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32805
[email protected]

Bell Schedule
 M-T-R-F W
8:00 AM – 2:17 PM 8:00 AM – 1:17 PM

Bithlo Community Center

18501 Washington Ave.
Orlando, FL 32820
[email protected]
A2S Program Brochure

Bell Schedule
 M-T-R-F W
 8:00 AM – 2:17 PM 8:00 AM – 1:17 PM



"Academically, my son benefited from this program because of the small environment and the positive teachers to help him perform during his suspension."  -Middle School Parent

"I'm thankful there is a program in place to not only help my daughter but others to be successful in school by not falling behind academically because of a "bad choice" on her part." -High School Parent

"Everyone working at A2S was very nice, accommodating, and helpful. This impacted my daughter in knowing that she is a good kid that made a poor choice and was not judged."  -Middle School Parent

"I believe this is a very good program for kids who make mistakes that result in a suspension from school."  - High School Parent

Orange County Public Schools - Partner Sites

Student Eligibility Criteria

  • Grades K-12
  • Committed a level 3 or level 4 offense based on the OCPS Student Code of Conduct
  • Parent/guardian to provide transportation to and from the Suspension Center
  • Attending is based on Availability
  • Contact the Suspension Center before enrolling

Alternative Learning Placement Services (ALPS)

7856 Forest City Road
Orlando, FL 32810

Bell Schedule
 M-T-R-F W
 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Keeping UP!

109 Washington Avenue                  Keeping Up Orlando, FL 32810
[email protected]
Keeping UP! Brochure

Bell Schedule
 M-T-R-F W
 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM  8:30 AM – 1:30 PM


"My son had time to complete his work and he felt as if he was still in school. Keeping Up gave my son a great chance to stay on track with his school work. This is a very useful program. I would suggest Keeping Up for another parent if their child is suspended from school."  -Middle School Parent

"My son felt better about himself and that he could go back to school and be a better student. His grades and his attitude improved as well." -Elementary School Parent

"Keeping Up is a great opportunity for students to receive support and stay involved in school during a suspension." -Middle School Parent

"This is a great program, and I am forever grateful for everyone who made this possible." -Elementary School Parent

Keeping UP! 2

The Well Activity Center
110 Athletes Row (Room #3)
Apopka, FL 32703
Keeping UP Apopka Flier
[email protected]

Bell Schedule
 M-T-R-F W
 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fresh Start

8001 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32818
Fresh Start Academy Flyer

Bell Schedule
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM 



"My daughter now realizes to stop making the same mistakes.  She benefited because she was in school doing her schoolwork rather than being home alone." -High School Parent

"I’m glad my daughter had a place to go while I went to work rather than being home unsupervised."  -Middle School Parent