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Reporting Alternative Education Programs


There is a need to accurately and consistently report alternative education programs.


Starting in October, alternative education programs can be reported in EPIMS and SCS as the location where a course is taught if the course in not taught in a school. If the course is taught in a school, the school code must be used for WA06 and SCS03.

In EPIMS, WA06 will be changed to identify the location where a course is taught, similar to SCS03.

Districts will be able to report school codes or valid 8-digit district alternative education program codes in both WA06 and SCS03.

District alternative education program codes must be registered with ESE.


Alternative Education program codes will be cross-validated between EPIMS and SCS so students and teachers will be linked at the classroom level by the alternative education program code OR by the school code.

Last Updated: July 27, 2011
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