Alternative Education

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Jennifer Wilkinson
Director of Alternative Education
(405) 522-0276.

If you are interested in placing a student in the local Alternative Education program, please contact your high school administration office for specific program information in the school district where you reside.

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Oklahoma uses alternative education programs to reduce dropouts and enhance graduation rates across the state. While, every program must incorporate 17 research-based components that include individualized and effective instruction, clear and measurable program goals and objectives, counseling and social service components, and individualized graduation plans for all students, the approach of each district or cooperative program reflects local differences. The video linked below tells the story of three Oklahoma students and how each of their alternative education programs enabled them to become successful graduates.

Additional videos, webinars, products, and tools created under the High School Graduation Initiative grant to support and highlight strategies implemented to serve rural students across the county are available on the US Department of Education Programs webpage.


The Oklahoma Schools Alt Ed Association is seeking members committed to improving the quality of alternative education in the State of Oklahoma.  The organizational meeting was held on December 4, 2017. Bylaws were passed and the following individuals were elected to serve:
The Executive Board Meeting was held on February 13, 2018. The general membership meeting will be held in the summer. We would also like to set up regional groups that can meet more often. To meet our goals, we need members who are willing to network, share expertise or serve on committees. To join, simply click here to complete the membership form. Membership is free for the 2017-2018 school year. 
Last updated on March 29, 2018