New Year - New Alternative Education News
Editor: Dr. Amy Schlessman-Frost
Volume 2022 | January
Happy New Year!
News from NAEA
NAEA Announces Schools in First Cohort for Model School Program!

NAEA's Exemplary Practices Committee is pleased to announce the schools selected to participate in the National Alternative Education Association’s inaugural cohort on Exemplary Practices. The goal of the cohort model is to support schools/programs as they better educate and work with students in non-traditional learning environments through the adoption and implementation of NAEA’s evidence-based exemplary practices.

Congratulations to the following schools. All of us all look forward to learning from them as they participate in this unique experience.

Great Lakes Learning Academy, East Lansing, MI
Aspire@Cora Cox Academy, Kingsport, TN
GRAD Program, Asheville, NC
Perry Career Academy, Douglasville, GA
Regional Alternative School -Livingston County, Flanagan, IL
ROE #3 Youth Education Services, Vandalia, IL
Summit Academy, Machesney Park, IL
Success Campus, St. Charles, MO
Innovative Campus, Lee Summit, MO
Archer Learning Center, Springdale, AR
South Central High School, Bismark, ND
Heart Mountain Academy, Cody, WY
Chaffee County High School, Buena Vista, CO
Combs Center for Success, San Tan Valley, AZ
PPEP Tec High School, Tucson, AZ
Star of the North, North Pole, AK
Mountain High School, Kaysville, UT
Dishman Hills High School, Spokane Valley, WA
Meet the 2021-2023 NAEA President

Glen Hoffman began his presidential term at the end of the 2021 annual NAEA conference and will continue through the end of the 2023 conference. Welcome Glen and read more about him on the NAEA Board webpage.

Region 7 Monthly Check-In

Region 7 has a monthly Zoom check-in on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:30 CST. This is voluntary and a great way to connect with other alternative educators in our region. Everyone in Region 7 is welcome to attend, please see the zoom link below to join. See you then if you are able to attend.

Brian Gee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Region 7 February Check-in
Time: Feb 2, 2022 02:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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NAEA Directors Brown and Hayden present at International Education Conference
On Jan 3, NAEA Board members, Dr. Latoya Brown, Region 8, and Dr. Melvin Hayden, Region 4, presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. The title of their talk was Increasing Student Engagement During/Post Covid-19: The Use of Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Model as a Framework for Effective School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Alternative School Settings. Their participatory action research includes NAEA's Exemplary Practices.