Outdoor Advantage Program

Outdoor Advantage nurtures students in a smaller, hands-on, alternative learning setting.

60 East South Street
Bellbrook, OH 45305
937-767-6142 (at site)


The Greene County ESC Alternative Program for Middle School students in grades 6 - 8 is housed at the former Sugarcreek Elementary building in Bellbrook, Ohio.  The program is targeted for students that would benefit from a smaller, alternative learning setting.

Outdoor Advantage is designed to support hands-on, project-based learning. Easy access to Sugarcreek Reserve incorporates outdoor experiences with standards-based instruction. This program combines core course education with outdoor activities and curriculum to help provide goal setting opportunities for students who are at risk of not being successful in a traditional school setting.

The program also provides mental health therapy for the students needing extra support.

Mission Statement

By offering a non-traditional academic, career, and life skills program, the Outdoor Advantage Program nurtures and encourages a responsible, ethical, educated, and self-sufficient environment for students.


• Provide a positive safe place for young adults; free of drug, alcohol, violence, weapons, hate, intolerance, and disruptive behaviors

• Provide a structured environment for learning with an emphasis on academic preparation and based on individual student abilities, interests, and employability skills

• Provide a learning environment which promotes student self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-efficiency

• Provide a research-based continuum of academic, vocational, social, and mental health services

• Provide a staff of caring teachers, therapists, counselors, and support personnel, all of whom are advocates for children, young adults, and families

School Calendar






Amy Baldridge



Laura Rozier
Mental Health Services


Andy South