The window to submit an application for Alternative School Status for Fiscal Year 2022 (2020-2021 school year) opens February 12, 2021, and will close on March 31, 2021. All schools that would like to be considered for Alternative School Status for Fiscal Year 2022 MUST complete and submit their application no later than 5:00pm on March 31. Keep in mind that schools must apply every year they would like to be considered for Alternative School Status. The Alternative School Status Application is available here.
Please note that schools applying for Alternative School Status for Fiscal Year 2022 will be using data from the current Fiscal Year (2021) in their application. State Assessment performance for your students can be the last time the student was assessed, for that portion of the application. Arizona statute supports 6th through 12th grade alternative school programs for accountability purposes. It is the intent of the Arizona Department of Education to be in alignment with this statute (Section C of 15-796).
For additional information, the Alternative School Status FAQ page is available here. You can also review our Guide to Alternative School Status Application & Verification Process document here.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].