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 11 Alternative Programs of Distinction for 2017:
- Ramey-Estep High School, Boyd County
- Bullitt Alternative Center, Bullitt County
- Covington Alternative Programs, Covington Independent
- Heritage Park High School, Daviess County
- Regional School Programs, Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services, Dayton Independent
- The Learning Center, Fayette County
- Western Day Treatment, Jefferson County
- The Providence School, Jessamine County
- McCracken Regional School, McCracken County
- McDaniel Learning Center, Laurel County
- Perry County Alternative School, Perry County
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.
School districts nominated their programs for recognition, and each program selected received $2,000 from KDE and $1,000 from the Kentucky Center for School Safety for instructional support.