Welcome to AAAE

15th Annual Conference
July 13 – 16, 2014

Hammons Convention Center

Rogers, Arkansas


Hotel Accommodations At








Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas-Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway

Rogers, Arkansas, 72758

479-254-8400   FAX: 479-845-2001

Conference Rate: $109.00 per night for double or single

Mention AAAE Conference when making your reservations.



Nominations are now being accepted for

AAAE Teacher of the Year and AAAE Administrator of the Year.

Click links above to submit your nomination.



* Applicant must be a current student in the ALE program in his/her school.
* Applicant must be a senior from a public high school in Arkansas.
* Applicant may select the college or university he/she wants to attend (2 or 4 year institutions).
* There will be no restriction on major course of study.
* The scholarship will consist of five hundred dollars ($500) and will be awarded to the recipient at the beginning semester. This will be a scholarship of one time only.
* Applicant must complete the “AAAE Scholarship Application”
* Financial need will be considered.

Learn more...

AIE Mini-Grants
Money is still available for the AIE mini grant program.

The AIE Mini-Grants are available for programs happening October 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014. The deadline is on-going until the money is allocated; applications will be reviewed in-house and will be funded on a first-come basis.

You can learn more by visiting the Arkansas Arts Council webpage.

2014 Day At The Capitol

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On February 20, 2014 Alternative Education teachers, administrators and students were honored at the capitol in Little Rock for their achievements not only in academics, but also in community involvement and service.

Parents and family members were also invited to watch the students meet their Representatives and Governor Beebe and receive various awards. Read More....

Listening to the Whole At-Risk Student
Insightful blog by Stephen Sroka.

Many at-risk students in schools are crying out for help with their real-life issues, yet many educators respond with an emphasis on academic proficiency skills. With today's stress on academic achievement at all costs with little regard for the mental, social, physical, emotional, or spiritual aspects of the whole student, many teachers teach tests and not students. Students become grade-point averages and not people.
Read full article here.

Blogging is a great way to share your own thoughts, experiences, and ideas with others in your field, and publications such as Whole Child Education offer just such an opportunity.

AAAE Calendar
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AAAE Board Openings
AAAE currently has openings for Southeast Regional Director, as well as At-Large Directors in the positions of Administrator and Teacher.

Click here to submit your resume for consideration for one of these positions.