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John C. Schiffer Collaborative School

Formerly known as Fort Mackenzie High School, the John C. Schiffer Collaborative School is Sheridan County School District #2's alternative high school program that's designed for students who require a non-traditional learning environment. Students at Schiffer master the same academic standards as their peers, but the school's unconventional approach allows teens to hone in on their individual learning styles at a flexible pace.

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The Inside Scoop on Schiffer

School Accolades

  • Positive ACT and WY-TOPP scores
  • Best alternative high school in Sheridan
  • Majority of students graduate in four years

School Overview

Programs & Academics at Schiffer

Special Programs

The Schiffer Collaborative School emphasizes direct support and parental involvement to help students achieve their full potential in a non-traditional learning environment. To reach these goals, the school has implemented a variety of special programs, including:

  • Parent Discovery classes
  • Project-based learning
  • Tribes/Advisory periods
  • Internships
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Circle Concept
  • Friday remediation


Students at the Schiffer Collaborative School enjoy individualized learning opportunities through projects, internships, and unique remediation periods that target areas of improvement. In ninth grade, students are assigned to a Tribe, a group that helps them develop academic and social skills throughout all four years of enrollment. All Schiffer students are also encouraged to choose a career pathway and participate in the Discovery program.

Where Is the Schiffer Collaborative School?

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