In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has named 11 Alternative Programs of Distinction for 2017.
An alternative education program
exists to meet the needs of students that cannot be addressed in a traditional classroom
setting, but can be met through the assignment of students to alternative
classrooms, centers or campuses that are designed to remediate academic
performance, improve behavior or provide enhanced learning experiences.
Alternative education programs do not include career or technical centers or
The 11 programs named as
Alternative Programs of Distinction for 2017 are:
Each program selected as an
Alternative Program of Distinction receives $2,000 from KDE and $1,000 from the
Kentucky Center for School Safety for instructional support.