Welcome to DPS Alternative Education!

  • Welcome to the DPS Alternative Education. Everyone in our program looks forward to working with you and your student. Our program offers a non-traditional educational setting for K-12 DPS students who are referred to address their social, emotional, behavioral and/or academic needs. Our dedicated staff pledges to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for your student. 

    During Summer 2023, the Alternative Education program moved to its new home at Stephen Decatur Middle School. DPS Alternative Education is housed in a separate wing of SDMS, with classroom and office spaces for all our students and staff. All DPS Alternative Education students should enter through the doors on the north side of the building, the entrance facing Mound Road.

    Alt Ed at SDMS

Contact the Office

    • Located at Stephen Decatur Middle School
      1 Educational Park
      Decatur, IL 62526

      Phone: 217.362.3275
      Email: alted@dps61.org

Bell Times

  • Regular Day: 7:40 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Half Day: 7:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

    Half Day Dates for 2023-24 School Year

    • September 13, 2023
    • October 11, 2023
    • November 15, 2023
    • December 13, 2023
    • January 24, 2024
    • February 14, 2024
    • March 13, 2024
    • April 24, 2024