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Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Programs of Distinction

Published: 4/20/2020 10:11 AM

In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has named eleven Alternative Programs of Distinction and recognized one program for an Exemplary Best Practice.

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 departments.

2019-20 Alternative Programs of Distinction

Fayette County Learning Center, Fayette County Public Schools

Jackson Academy, Warren County Public Schools

McCracken Regional School, McCracken County Schools

Mercer Day Treatment, Mercer County Schools

Regional School Programs, Dayton Independent Schools

The McDaniel Learning Center, Laurel County Public Schools

The Phoenix School of Discovery, Jefferson County Public Schools

The Providence School, Jessamine County Schools

Transformational Learning Center, Covington Independent Public Schools

Western Day Treatment, Jefferson County Public Schools

William Cofield High School, Franklin County Schools

2019-20 Exemplary Best Practice – Providing Multiple Pathways to Graduation and Transition Readiness

Phoenix Horizon Community, Scott County Schools 


Donna Montgomery
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772
Fax (502) 564-7820

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