Alternative Education Program Descriptions

Alternative education is a student intervention program consisting of an alternate class or program within a public school or school district that affords all students an environment that seeks to eliminate traditional barriers to learning for students whose academic and social progress are negatively affected by the student’s personal characteristics or situation.  It is not a punitive environment, but is one that is conducive to learning.  

Alternative education programs must submit a program description every three years for approval from the Office of Alternative Education.  The program description submitted must demonstrate the components required by the law and rules that govern alternative education in Arkansas.

Each school district’s current approved program description can be seen here.

 

For more information, please contact:

Jared Hogue, Director of Alternative Education
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
1401 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 425
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-324-9660
 
C.W. Gardenhire, Ed.D., Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
ASU-Beebe
England Center, Room 106
P.O. Box 1000
Beebe, AR 72012
Phone: 501-882-4498

CW.Gardenhire@ade.arkansas.gov

Lisa Johnson, Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
1401 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 425
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone:  501-375-6487
Lisa.Johnson@ade.arkansas.gov