How do campuses qualify to be registered as an AEC, and when does registration occur?
To be eligible for registration, an alternative education campus (AEC) must meet the criteria outlined in Chapter 7 of the 2022 Accountability Manual.
The AEA campus registration process is conducted online using the TEAL Accountability application. Dropout recovery schools (DRS) designated for 2021 AEA provisions are re-registered automatically in 2022, provided the campus continues to meet age, enrollment, and at-risk criteria as determined by TSDS PEIMS October snapshot data. If a campus was registered in 2021 using the at-risk safeguard and does not meet the at-risk enrollment criterion in 2022, the campus is not eligible for AEA and is not re-registered for AEA in 2022.
Campuses that were not registered in 2021 but meet DRS eligibility in 2022 are automatically registered for AEA by the agency. The 2022 registration process occurred March 28–April 8, 2022. The next registration window will open April 2023.