$500 TAAE AWARD for “Best Practices” in Texas Alternative Schools”

This TAAE sponsored contest will focus on established classroom practices presently being utilized in an alternative school, DAEP,
AEP, JJAEP, charter school or School of Choice setting. This is a “Best Practice Award” for alternative schools that is designed to
spotlight practices implemented in an alternative classroom settings. The purpose of the award is to generate ideas and share
outcomes regarding alternative classroom practices that are working throughout Texas. It is the desire of TAAE to recognize
“outstanding and promising classroom practices” at our annual conference each year and disseminate those ideas to our TAAE
members through our newsletter as a learning tool. Up to two submissions will be selected for a $500 cash award for each school.
Awards will be granted directly to teachers or to a school, depending on the best practice’s scope of impact, and will be posted on the TAAE website for review.


This Year's Winner will be presented on Friday July 12, 2024 at our annual Conference.

Fill out the Application for Best Practice below!


This year TAAE has four awards that you can apply for.

  • Life Membership Award - Nominee must be an active member of
    TAAE and made major contributions to alternative education and/or TAAE.


  • Alternative Education Administrator of the Year - Nominee will be a principal or assistant principal who has made an outstanding contribution to your school and/or students.


  • Alternative Educator of the Year - Nominee will be a teacher,
    counselor, or member of support staff who has made an outstanding
    contribution to your school and/or students.


  •  Friend of Alternative Education - Nominee will have made a
    significant contribution to alternative education. (Please see Points to Consider
    for special criteria for this award.)

Fill out the Application for the Outstanding Service Awards below!