Many high schools that once had culinary arts programs have ended them, along with traditional Home Economics courses, wood shop and mechanics programs. Some schools may still offer these courses under the 'alternative education' umbrella, but it is unlikely that if the district cut spending for the programs, that they will offer the program any other way. When an alternative education is offered in a traditionally academic environment, it basically comes down to running a school within a school, and it is costly. Vo-ed courses can be accessed in vocational high schools. In this setting, a student attends grades 9-12, and takes requisite academic courses, with a concentration in the vocation of their choosing.