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Welcome to the new IAAE Website

Supporting learning Alternatives in Iowa since 1979


The Alternative School/Program Administrators' Networking Meeting date has been rescheduled from Friday, February 21 to Friday, March 28.

Location remains the same:
DMACC Southridge, 1111 East Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315.
An agenda will be sent early in March.
Information: Greg McCullough, Ph: 515-287-8702
E-mail: gmmccullough@dmacc.edu

View the agenda

View photos from the
2014 Legislative Day!

2014 conference

Full conference information, including Awards and Grants can be found by navigating the Conference tab.

Detailed Award and Grant information can be found under the conference tab or by navigating the Award or Grant tab.


LinkedIn logoOur listserve has been replaced by a private LinkedIn group.
Please be sure to join our new LinkedIn group to stay connected to other members of the Iowa Association of Alternative Education.



The IAAE continues to try to serve all kinds of alternative education programs. The expansive nature of the alternative education movement, with its growing number of students and educational programs, present significant challenges to the IAAE today. Recent legislation ensures a larger role for alternative education in Iowa’s future. One generalization upon which every member in the association can agree is the single sentence in Article II of the IAAE constitution: “Public alternative education serves to ensure that every young person may find a path to the educational goals of the community.” This hope of the founders still defines the mission of the IAAE today.