KDE again salutes The Learning Center

Author: Tammy L. Lane • First Posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

To acknowledge the work of educators and programs that serve students with a variety of learning needs, the Kentucky Department of Education named 11 Alternative Programs of Distinction for 2016-17, including The Learning Center in Fayette County Public Schools. The award recipients were applauded June 7 at the Kentucky Board of Education’s regular meeting in Frankfort. 

“We’re so proud of our kids and teachers for winning this honor three years in a row, and grateful for district support to continue this important work,” said Chris Salyers, principal/program director at TLC. 

TLC and the others each receive $2,000 from KDE and $1,000 from the Kentucky Center for School Safety for instructional support. Information on the programs will also be posted on the KDE website so that others can use them as models. 

An alternative education program is designed to remediate academic performance, improve behavior, or provide enhanced learning experiences. TLC serves students in grades 8-12 who thrive in a nontraditional school setting. It is ideal for youngsters whose learning style is characterized by a different pace, who need a smaller classroom setting, or who want a more hands-on approach to instruction.


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