1960 Bashford Manor Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40218
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Buechel Metropolitan High
Buechel Metropolitan High School is part of the Jefferson County Public School District and is located in southeastern Jefferson County in Louisville, Kentucky. The evolvement of the school began in the early 1970's, just prior to the merger of the Louisville and Jefferson County school systems. In the beginning, there was a need for an alternative program for students who were exhibiting disruptive or misguided behavior in the schools. These students were separated from the school population and placed in a special program.
As the need for this program grew in the 1980's and 1990's, many transitions and changes were necessary to formulate the best possible atmosphere for both students and staff. This alternative program served students in grades six through twelve, with a middle school and high school component. In the fall of 1996, Buechel Metropolitan High School finally evolved as its own entity when the middle school students were relocated to Kennedy Metropolitan Middle School. Buechel serves a special need for students throughout the Jefferson County School District.
Students that attend Buechel Metropolitan High School are referred by the office of Student Services, juvenile court, or state and county agencies. Students who attend Buechel gain experience through varied learning modalities and through modeling appropriate behavior. Each student is focused on acquiring the necessary educational and behavioral skills required to facilitate a successful return to their home school. The minimum enrollment period at Buechel Metropolitan High School is one semester for most offenses and one year for more serious offenses. The staff is dedicated to providing a quality education to each student, as well as, preparing students for a successful and rewarding life outside the classroom.