BHEC serves students enrolled at the Spearfish High School grades 10-12, with the majority of students in the 11th and 12th grade. The focus of BHEC is to provide at-risk youth with an alternative learning environment and increase the student graduation rate. The target population is students who are not successful in the traditional classroom and those who have fallen behind in credits. BHEC is not a behavioral or special education program. We do serve students on IEP’s, but students with severe behavioral or students with extensive special education needs have programs currently available in other educational environments. The main goal of BHEC is to assist students in receiving a high school diploma from their respective high school with a secondary goal of obtaining job readiness skills and a career direction.