Pursuant to Senate Bill 1, 2021 Extraordinary Session, all Kentucky public school districts are required to submit their current COVID-19 School Operations Plan and any subsequent drafts to the Kentucky Department of Education for informational purposes. Districts may submit their plans to KDE using this form.

Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Education Programs

Published: 3/1/2021 1:25 PM


Our mission is to provide guidance and assistance to Kentucky Alternative Education programs and ensure continuous improvement in instruction, practices and curriculum to help all Kentucky students to be college and career ready.  ​


Provide support services, technical assistance and resources to ensure state regulations are implemented 

Collect and analyze data for the purpose of continuous school improvement;

Collect evidence of best practices and research-based instructional methods;

Ensure all students have equitable access to district resources and qualified teachers; and

Review the program and district’s policies and procedures to ensure a successful transition from alternative programs to transferring schools.


Guidance for Alternative Education Programs per 704 KAR 19:002

Frequently Asked Questions 

Alternative Education Programs/ILPA in Student Information System

Full Online Program Description

Related Resources

Alternative Programs of Distinction

Student Information System - Alternative Programs and ILPA

KECSAC - Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children
KCSS - Kentucky Center for School Safety

National Dropout Prevention Center Dual Credit Scholarship KDE website

Alternative Program Consolidated Monitoring Rubric


704 KAR 19:002 - Alternative Education Programs

KRS 160.380 - Definition of an alternative education program
703 KAR 5:240 - Accountability administrative procedures and guidelines

KRS 158.135 - Reimbursement for school services of state agency children

505 KAR 1:080 - Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children

​April Stanley
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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