Alternative Education programs serve high school, and in some districts, middle school students whose educational and social needs are not being met in a traditional classroom environment. While unique to the needs of the students and the community, Alternative Education programs typically offer smaller class sizes; individualized instruction, tutoring, mentoring and coaching; counseling; connections to health and social services; parenting and child care programs; community service and physical fitness opportunities; career preparation; and transitional support needed to succeed in postsecondary education or career training programs.
MACAE offers Alternative Education Professionals:
- Training and professional development as identified by leaders in the field,
- The Alternative Education Advisory Group, an ongoing forum for educational professionals to exchange promising practices and find solutions to shared problems,
- Strong grassroots advocacy and a voice before state and national policy makers in pursuit of effective policy that addresses the unique needs of struggling high school learners and those who serve at-risk youth, and
- Timely updates on national and state policy, program requirements, funding, research and partnership opportunities.
- Opportunities to meet, interact with and become leaders in their field.
Alternative Education Advisory Group
The MACAE Adult Education Advisory Group meets each month to discuss the latest issues of our members. All adult education practitioners are invited to join the discussions.
The Smarter Balanced Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications
Framework of Excellence
MACAE Alternative Education Legislative Platform