Schools Designated as Alternative Education Campuses
Below are the lists of AECs in 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 as approved by the State Board of Education.
- Schools designated as Alternative Education Campuses, 2013-14
- Schools designated as Alternative Education Campuses, 2012-13
- Schools designated as Alternative Education Campuses, 2011-12
- Schools designated as Alternative Education Campuses, 2010-11
Schools interested in applying for AEC designation must complete the below forms, with their district/authorizer's support.
|Form||Last Updated||File Type|
|March 4, 2014|
|May 7, 2013|
|July 9, 2012|
Schools interested in applying for AEC designation, with their district/authorizer's support, should review the resources below to help in the completion of required forms.
|Resource||Last Updated||File Type|
|June 23, 2013|
|May 9, 2013|
|June 5, 2013||Excel|
|June 11, 2012|
On April 13, 2011, the State Board of Education voted to amend the following rules concerning accountability for Alternative Education Campuses:
Research and Development
The Department's intention is to initiate and foster a process of research, development, and continuous improvement. Thus, the Department encourages the ongoing effort to develop rigorous measures that are well-calculated to capture the success of Alternative Education Campuses in fulfilling their mission. The annual submission of the Selection of Measures form is necessary, as the Department anticipates that some AECs may modify their selected measures form year to year. However, the Department also encourages AECs and districts to carefully evaluate the value of any adjustments to their frameworks, as consistency from year to year is critical to gauging progress over time.
The current Alternative Education Campus School Performance Framework report and accountability process reflect the result of collaboration between the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado League of Charter Schools, the Colorado Coalition of AECs, and other stakeholder groups across the state. Many of the AEC SPF's measures, metrics, and cut-points are informed by the initial work conducted by the Colorado Coalition for Alternative Education campuses during the 2009-10 school year. In addition, during the 2010-11 school year, the Department met multiple times with AEC stakeholder groups to develop the AEC SPF criteria and components.
The documents below reflect archived materials from these stakeholder meetings.
- Operationalizing the Definition of Over-Age and Under-Credit Students in Alternative Education Campuses - February 6, 2014 (PDF)
- Comments and Responses to Feedback Received Post-April 4, 2011 Stakeholder Meeting (PDF)
- State and AEC Normative Data
- Impact of Using AEC Normative Data
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