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NASTUC Behavioral Management Center

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The alternative school program shall be operated as part of and in accordance with the regulations applicable to the regular school program and with all requirements of the law and guidelines of the State Department of Education. There are rules specific to NASTUC that go beyond those that apply to students in the regular program. Students placed in the alternative school program are subject to the policies and rules of conduct and discipline as well as any other rules of conduct and discipline deemed appropriate by the superintendent and/or director. During the placement time, students are not allowed on any school campus or at any school function. (Possible exception: district school bus transportation.)

Our Mission

The mission of the alternative education program is to promote in the students the academic performance, behavior modification, functional skills, career education, character education, and the employability skills in a learning environment that offers high expectations and high support.


Acceptable behavior is expected of you all the time. The student and parent must understand that rules must be followed without exception. This behavioral school is designed to give students a second chance to stay in school and receive Carnegie units or prepare for the General Equivalency Diploma. At all times a teaching situation conducive to learning must be maintained.

Good citizenship is based on the respect and consideration of the rights of others. Students are expected to conduct themselves in such a way that the rights and privileges of others are not violated. Do not hesitate to call me at 538-4100.

Minerva Graham

Mrs. Minerva B. Graham
Director | []
  • BA - Spelman College Atlanta, GA
  • MA - Mississippi University for Women
  • Specialist - University of Mississippi
  • 26 years of experience
  • 14 yrs teaching
  • 12 yrs administrator of NASTUC

Mrs. Tammy Almand
Elementary/Special Education []
  • BS in Elementary Education - Blue Mountain College
  • Endorsements in Social Studies and Special Education
  • 13 yrs experience
    • 1 yr at New Albany Elementary
    • 4 Years at Ashland High School
    • 9 yrs at NASTUC

Mary Buggs
  • BS in Business Administration – Rust College
  • 20 Years Experience
  • 5th Year at NASTUC

Bobby Simmons

  • 10 1/2 years at NASTUC

Mr. Zach Matkins - Science []

  • BA Secondary Education University of Mississippi
  • M. Ed Curriculum & Instruction University of Mississippi
  • Social Studies, Science and PE
  • 3 years experiences at Shannon Middle School
  • 1st year at NASTUC
  • Assistant Football Coach

Mrs. Tonya Chapin - English []

  • BS in Pyschology, minor in Englishfrom Blue Mountain College
  • MAPQT Alternate Route Teaching
  • M.ED emphasis on Dyslexia from Mississippi College
  • Elementary Ed K-6, Special Ed K-12, Gifted K-12, English 7-12, Social Studies 7-12, Dyslexia 7-12, Psychology 7-12
  • 10 years experience
  • 1st year at NASTUC

Mrs. Katie Kidd - Mathematics []

  • BS in Education University of Mississippi
  • Endorsements in Math and English
  • 4 years of Experience
  • 1 year Horn Lake Middle School
  • 3 years at Myrtle
  • 1st year at NASTUC

Mr. Brandon Cutrer - History []

  • BS in Social Studies Education from University of Mississippi
  • 1st year at NASTUC
  • Assistant Football and Softball Coach

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  • Students should also be prepared to pay any outstanding fees from the 2015-2016 school year.
  • All students must provide two acceptable proofs of residency that include their parent/guardian's name as well as the physical address.
  • Students in grades 9-12 may pick up their course schedules on Wednesday, July 27 or Thursday, July 28 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at NAHS.
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