Published: Mar 05, 2011 8:35 PM EST
Updated: Mar 05, 2011 5:42 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY - A Collier County school is getting national attention for working with students.

Retired Major General Ed Usher took part in a graduation ceremony at the 'New Beginnings' Alternative School.

Usher spent several days with the students and is writing about the program in an upcoming issue of Marine Corp. Gazette.

The article will call on communities across the country to model alternative schools after 'New Beginnings'.