Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Programs of Distinction

Published: 8/27/2019 8:53 AM
 Nominations Sought for 2019 Alternative Programs of Distinction

Using criteria developed with the Kentucky Department of Education's Alternative Programs of Distinction Cadre, each superintendent or her/his designee may nominate one or more alternative education programs with an A5 or A6 program classification from her/his district to be recognized as a 2019 Alternative Programs of Distinction (APoD).

Each program selected will be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education, may be featured in Kentucky Teacher and may be utilized as a hub alternative program for professional development. The APoD first-round application will serve as the initial method of self-nomination. 

All districts that wish to nominate an alternative program as a potential program of distinction must submit the first-round application by Sept. 9. Programs selected from the first round of applications will be notified by Sept. 17 and asked to complete a more detailed application at that time in preparation for a site visit. 

Detailed Process for Alternative Programs of Distinction

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 departments.

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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