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Alternative Learning

Jeffco Public Schools offers several options for students who are interested in learning in an alternative or experiential environment. See below for more information.
Alternative Schools
Jeffco Public Schools offers a variety of non-traditional school options. Below are the schools that have programs for students that may be struggling in traditional school settings due to attendance, discipline, or other challenges.  

In addition to the schools below, there are schools that have a specific academic focus (D'Evelyn, Jeffco Open, Manning), special services for students with emotional or physical challenges (Sobesky, Fletcher Miller), virtual learning opportunities (Jeffco Virtual Academy), and more. Please see the school directory for a full listing of school options.

Credit Recovery Jeffco Public Schools has a variety of options for students who are in need of recovering graduation credit.

Home Based Options - Home School

Home Based Education is often referred to as HOME SCHOOL or Home Schooling. Home Based Ed is not the same as online learning, remote learning, or participating in any program through Jeffco Public Schools related to distance, remote, or online learning.


Per Colorado law, it is recognized that home-based education is a legitimate alternative to classroom attendance for the instruction of children. Nonpublic home-based educational programs are subject only to minimum state controls which are currently applicable to other forms of nonpublic education. (CRS 22-33-104.5.1) 
Students seeking a high school diploma must be enrolled in Jeffco Public Schools.

Online Learning

Supports For Students Who Are Truant Or In The Court System Jeffco Public Schools offers support for families, students, and school personnel with issues of expulsion, truancy, and students who are currently under legal supervision.

Options for Pregnant or Parenting Teens 
Jefferson County Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (JCAPPP) provides parenting and child development classes to pregnant and parenting teens while they are attending Achieve Academy.
GED Programs

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