Volume 2022 | June
Commencing Futures!
Newsletter Editor: Dr. Amy Schlessman-Frost
Commencing Alternative Education Futures!
We are celebrating the commencement of new futures with Alternative Education!

We love this time of year as we celebrate the outcomes of hard work all school year long.
Students graduate to their futures. We educators pause and re-energize for another year.

This newsletter issue shares some success stories and ways to plan professional growth!
2022 NAEA National Alternative Education Conference
Use Remaining PD Funds!

The 2022 National Alternative Education Conference is a one of its kind growth opportunity. It is the only national conference focused exclusively on alternative education. NAEA's conference is by alternative educators for alternative educators and packed with quality sessions!

Our Keynote Speakers, Tierica Berry and Lateshia Woodley, are unmatched.

Wisely invest any PD funds you need to spend before June 30!

Or register in July or August when you start the new school year.

Congratulations to Scholarship Winners!
Five students from PPEP, a network in Arizona of alternative high schools, were awarded scholarships from Arizona Interagency Farmworkers Coalition (AIFC).
AIFC 22 recipients are Noelia Cárdenas, Jasmin Heras, Haydely Vargas, Kytzia Soto, all from San Luis, AZ, and Kelly Munoz of Somerton, AZ. This year’s recipients are students who continue to prove that with the right support and mindset, nothing is impossible. All students are part of PPEP's Migrant Education program.

Historically Black College and University Tour,
Phoenix High School's Outstanding Program

The Michigan Alternative Education Organization (MAEO) hosted its 45th Annual Conference at the
beautiful Crystal Mountain resort in Crystal Mountain, Michigan on April 28 & 29, 2022.

On the evening of April 28th, the organization celebrated its 45th Annual Conference Awards
Banquet, and all recipients were in attendance. MAEO recognized outstanding schools, faculty and staff, and program.

Kalamazoo's Phoenix High School's Historically Black College and University Tour is truly an outstanding program!
Alternative Education Advocacy Day in Arkansas

Arkansas celebrated its 2022 Alternative Education Leadership Day at the state capitol in Little Rock on Friday, Feb. 17.

Arkansas celebrated:
10,761 students
and over 2000 Arkansas Alternative Educators.