Formerly known as M.A.P. Academy, Barry Tatum Academy was established in 1998. Students are sent to the alternative school with a certain number of points determined by the SDHA. Once students arrive, they will be enrolled in Barry Tatum Academy, and upon completion of the program by earning all of their points, they will be reenrolled in their regularly zoned school. While students are at Barry Tatum Academy, they are expected to follow the guidelines of the intake packet and earn their points each day.