The school is located on the campus of the Warren County Career Center, north of Lebanon at:
3527 N. St. Rt. 48, Lebanon, OH 45036
Pat Pare, Principal
Mike Bidwell, Assistant Principal
The purpose of the Alternative School is to create a collaborative effort to address the educational and social needs of at-risk students, who have problems with personal and social behavior in a typical student setting, by establishing a neutral setting in which students' problems can be assessed and solutions can be explored. The school promotes corrective thinking and establishes boundaries providing a safe and productive work environment that allows the student to achieve academic success.
The John K. Lazares Alternative School is a past winner of two BEST Practice awards and is one of the largest alternative schools in the state. It has been used as a model for other programs.
Formerly known as the Warren County Alternative School, the school was renamed the John K. Lazares Alternative School in 2014. Mr. Lazares, the superintendent in charge for many years, worked diligently with other officials in the county to establish this effective school program.