The Individual Student Alternative Education Program is a state program intended for students who have fallen behind their peers in credits toward graduation..  Students must be at least 16 years of age and significantly behind their age peers in credits earned. Students can not earn a high school diploma through this program  The program has two components.  The student must have a GED preparation component and a vocational component.  The GED preparation focuses on individualized preparation for the GED(General Education Development) test.  The vocational component must be one that prepares the student for employment.  The student may exit the ISAEP only by: completing both the vocational component and passing the GED test; by returning to the regular high school program; or by reaching age 18.