The Vernon Parish Optional School is located on the

grounds of the West Leesville Elementary School.

VPOS is an alternative school program serving grades 7-12. Enrollment is determined by the Supervisor of Child Welfare for Vernon Parish.

VPOS was established in 1992 to meet the needs of At-Risk Students in a non-traditional setting. That setting has been revised to currently provide services to students who are facing disciplinary action at their home school


School History

  • School Mission
    The Vernon Parish Optional School strives to provide a quality educational program for students in a highly structured environment; to provide students with the personal attention and instruction they need for social, emotional, and academic growth; and to restore student's confidence, self-esteem and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Goals
    • To improve attendance.
    • To increase parental communication, support, and involvement with student and the school.
    • the student will learn to abide by classroom and school rules as evidenced by a decrease in discipline referrals.
    • The student will improve his/her social skills as evidenced by less reported conflicts with Peers and the VPOS staff.
    • The sudents will experiece academic success measured by the work samples collected in the student's academic portfolio, progress reports, and report cards.
  • Mission Statement
  • Curriculum

    VPOS offers Carnegie Unit Courses required by the Louisiana State Department of Education for graduation.

    Guidelines for VPOS

  • Enrollment
    • Students enter VPOS upon the recommendation of the Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance.
    • students will be assigned to VPOS based on board policy in accordance with state law.
    • Students maybe required to return to VPOS the following school year to complete the minimum time requirements if applicable.
    • The student and a parent/guardian must sign behavior contracts before entering VPOS.