Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Education Programs of Distinction

Published: 1/31/2023 9:51 AM

​In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) named eleven Alternative Programs of Distinction and recognized one program for an Exemplary Best Practice in the 2019-2020 school year. However, the impact of COVID-19 prompted KDE to suspend the Programs of Distinction selection process and it is currently undergoing a revision. KDE plans to resume the recognition process for the 2023-2024 school year.​​

2019-20 Alternative Education Programs of Distinction

Fayette County Learning Center, Fayette County Public Schools

Jackson Academy, Warren County Public Schools

McCracken Regional School, McCracken County Schools

Mercer County Day Treatment Center, Mercer County Schools

Regional School Programs​, Dayton Independent Schools

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 


​April Stanley
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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