Alternate Education Campuses (AECs) are schools with specialized missions designed to serve high-risk student populations. The Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB 09-163) authorizes the Department to conduct a distinct performance review for those schools that meet the definition of an AEC. The state's performance framework for AECs takes into account the unique purposes of the campuses and the unique circumstances of the challenges posed by the students enrolled in the campuses.


    AECs have specialized missions, nontraditional methods of instruction delivery, serve students with severe limitations, and have student populations that are comprised of at least 90% high risk students.

    High risk students are those who meet one or more of 15 conditions:


    1. Juvenile delinquent

    2. Dropped out of school

    3. Expelled from school

    4. History of personal drug or alcohol use

    5. History of personal street gang involvement

    1. History of child abuse or neglect/foster care
    2. Has a parent or guardian in prison

    3. Has an IEP

    4. Family history of domestic violence

    5. Repeated school suspensions

    1. Pregnant or parenting

    2. Migrant child

    3. Homeless child

    4. History of serious psychiatric or behavioral disorder

    5. Over-age/ under-credited


    Attached is the Alternative Education Campus (AEC) Approval Letter from the Colorado Department of Education



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Enrollment Information



    Registration  opens for the 2022-2023  school year on August 3rd..  Please Contact Susan Hamilton at 719-580-5864 or 719-274-4220 or shamilton@northconejos.com   


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Program Offernings

  • Computer Blended online/onsite Program - For Students 6-12 needing an alternative setting.

ICAP Links


  • All graduates: For an offical transcript please call 274-5174.

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the North Conejos School District is to provide a safe, nuturing learning environment where diversity is clelbrated, mutual respect among adults and children is practiced and where school and communities are seen as valued partners in creating the foundation for life-long learning. The district is committed to helping all students achieve academic excellence through intellectual, creative and physical challenges which enables them to function as prductive and successful citizens in a changing global society