Alternative Education Programs

Published: 4/23/2015 3:52 PM


Our mission is to provide guidance and assistance to Kentucky Alternative Education programs and ensure continuous improvement in instruction, practices and curriculum to help all Kentucky students to be college and career ready. 


Our goals are the following:

To provide support services, technical assistance and resources to ensure state regulations are implemented,
To collect and analyze data for the purpose of continuous school improvement,
To collect evidence of best practices and research-based instructional methods,
To ensure all students have equitable access to district resources and qualified teachers,
And to review the program and district’s transitional documented policies and procedures to ensure a successful transition from alternative programs/schools to transferring schools.

Nominations for Alternative Programs of Distinction

Alternative Programs of Distinction Nomination Process


KSBA Alternative Programs Sample Policy A09 4341

KSBA Alternative Education Sample Notification 09.4341 AP.21

This report was produced to help give an accurate picture of alternative programs in Kentucky. Data was collected through the state student information system (Infinite Campus) and self-reporting surveys from alternative programs throughout the state.
This includes districts with alternative programs and districts without alternative programs.
Report cards for alternative schools are now available for review through KDE's Open House.  These reports will assist with quality, accountability and awareness for our alternative programs in Kentucky.
Sherri Clusky
Next-Generation Schools and Districts
Division of Student Success
500 Mero Street, 8th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772
Fax (502) 564-7820