Waterford Alternative Education consists of two school sites. Sentinel High School and Waterford Independent Study. WAE serves an average of 50 students which includes hone-schooled (Independent Study), teen parents, working teens who need to help support themselves or their families, homeless children, children in group homes and other students who benefit from a non-traditional learning environment. WAE students range from grades 9 - 12 and include students from high to low skill levels. Many students have a supportive and strong home life while there are also students who have been affected by a disrupted family life.