The Division of Student Success has opted to move the Alternative Programs of Distinction process to fall 2019, so the APoD application process will not take place this spring. Please refer back to this page for updated details.
In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) named 10 Alternative Programs of Distinction for 2018.
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 10 programs named as Alternative Programs of Distinction for 2018 are:
Adair Youth Development Center, Adair County
Ramey-Estep High School, Boyd County
Calloway County Day Treatment, Calloway County
Cumberland Hall, Christian County
Covington Alternative Programs, Covington Independent
Western Day Treatment, Jefferson County
The McDaniel Learning Center, Laurel County
McCracken Regional School, McCracken County
Perry County Alternative School, Perry County
Jackson Academy Middle and High School, Warren County
Each program selected as an Alternative Program of Distinction receives $2,000 from KDE for instructional support.