Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Programs of Distinction

Published: 6/21/2018 8:49 PM

In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has 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 departments.

Nominations for 2018 Alternative Programs of Distinction

Using criteria developed with KDE’s Alternative Programs of Distinction Cadre, each superintendent, or her/his designee, can nominate one or more alternative education programs from her/his district with an A5 or A6 program classification. Each program selected as an Alternative Program of Distinction will be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), featured in Kentucky Teacher, and may be utilized as a hub alternative program for professional development. The Alternative Program of Distinction application will serve as the method of self-nomination. For additional guidance, reference the narrated PowerPoint outlining the application and selection process.

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.


Sherri Clusky
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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