Eleven alternative programs selected as best practice sites

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Eleven alternative education programs have been selected by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) as Best Practice Sites in recognition of the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students.

Alternative education programs include A5 and A6 programs. A5 programs are school district-operated and district-housed instructional programs that provide services to at-risk students with unique needs. A6 programs are district-operated instructional programs in non-district facilities or schools that serve state agency children through the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Community Based Services and/or the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services.

The programs were nominated in three categories:

  • Category 1: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Category 2: Culture, Support and Professional Development
  • Category 3: Leadership, Resources/Organization and Planning
  • The 11 programs named as Best Practice Sites for 2010 are:
  • Ramey-Estep High School (Boyd County) – all three categories
  • Calloway County Alternative Education Center – all three categories
  • Calloway County Day Treatment Center – all three categories
  • ACE High School (Christian County) – Culture, Support and Professional Development
  • Bellewood Presbyterian Home for Children (Jefferson County) – all three categories
  • The Brook KMI School (Jefferson County) – Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Peace Academy (Jefferson County) – Leadership, Resources/Organization and Planning
  • The Providence School (Jessamine County) – all three categories
  • Bellevue Learning Center and Day Treatment Center (Madison County) – Culture, Support and Professional Development and Leadership, Resources/Organization and Planning
  • Buckhorn Children’s Center School –Buckhorn Alternative School (Perry County) – all three categories
  • Learning Opportunities Center (Simpson County) – Culture, Support and Professional Development

Each program selected as a Best Practice Site will receive $1,000 for instructional support and will be formally recognized at a meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education.

MORE INFO…
Libby Taylor, libby.taylor@education.ky.gov, (502) 564-4772

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