Welcome to the Alternative Education Center


All are Empowered to be Capable, Creative, Citizens


Our mission is to provide a unique and flexible educational environment where individuals feel safe, valued, welcomed, and respected. In our programs, students are given opportunities to develop foundational skills that demonstrate mastery.  We believe successful individuals become responsible citizens in the future.

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Liberty High School Students Graduating
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Building Citizens. Promoting Success.

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The Alternative Education Center Office is open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on days that students attend school. On teacher workdays, the office will be open daily from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm 

The window for applying for 100% virtual learning with Virtual Virginia for the spring 2023 semester is open from October 4th - November 4th at 5:00 p.m. Parents must apply for each of their children and acceptance is not guaranteed. If accepted students will be enrolled with Virtual Virginia at the start of the second semester. More information is available on the cover letter and application form. Applications submitted after November 4th will not be considered. If you have any questions, contact information is on the application.

Click here for the application and Parent Agreement for Virtual Learning.

Parent CANVAS Training Information

On August 22, 2022, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) released updated recommendations for parents/guardians on isolation and quarantine. Please click the link below for more information.

Click here to view VDH Guidance for Schools

Foster Care Information: If you are between the ages of 18-27 and previously a teen in foster care, you may be eligible for financial support through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Visit FosterMyFuture.com (or scan the QR code on the linked document) to learn more about the program or text FosterMyFuture to (833) 467-0549 or to be contacted by a Virginia Department of Social Services staff member with more information. Click here to access the document.

Interested students and families should to look for updates about school yearbooks on their base school social media accounts below.

Liberty High School:  Facebook: libertyhighjournalism

Jefferson Forest High School:  Instagram: jfsabre.yearbook

Influenza can be a serious disease, especially in the very young, the very old, and in people with certain medical conditions which make them vulnerable to the effects of the flu.  Because no vaccine provides perfect protection, to prevent outbreaks of the flu it is important that as many people as possible be vaccinated.

You may call your School Nurse at the Alternative Education Center for any questions or concerns.  #540-586-1270

School Cash Online is a safe, simple and secure way for parents to pay for field trips, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees and more. No need to take out cash or write checks, now you can shop online from the comfort of your own home. Click here and choose Register

Parent Registration Resource Flyer
Click here for School Cash Online - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in PDF format


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