principal's message

Welcome To Alternative Education,
I am proud and honored to be the Principal of Alternative Education, where the focus is on empowering students today for a bright future tomorrow.  We believe that each of our students have the courage to overcome any and all obstacles, the energy to excel beyond expectations, and the determination to do and be your best. 
You have the opportunity to embark on an adventure where you will learn and define who you are and who you will be.  At Alternative Education we believe:

  • All students can be successful in an academic environment.
  • Thinking is a requirement and a necessity.
  • Learning is a continuous, life-long process.
  • A wide variety of alternative educational options must be offered to meet the needs of all students. 
  • In a partnership with parents and the community to offer students the strongest education possible.

We have high expectations for our students, parents, faculty and staff.  Success is not just a word; it is an experience.  Alternative Education will provide a variety of program experiences to help our students achieve success. As the principal, I would like to personally invite our students, parents and community partners to be a part of a distinctive family at Alternative Education.  
“Make It Matter: Every Day. Every Class. Every Student.”


Principal Bill Tovine
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program spotlight

Universal Education Center

Would you like to learn more about an alternative way to graduate and earn money in a school-to-work location at Universal Orlando?  We are currently interviewing students for placement at Universal Education Center.  View the information below and contact Universal Education Center at 407-652-5596.

Universal Education Center in the News

Universal Education Center Orlando Sentinel Article

Getting to know Alternative Education

Please see below for a helpful list of commonly used acronyms used within Alternative Education
Alternative Education=Alt. Ed. Alternative to Suspension=A2S
Juvenile Detention Center=JDC Juvenile Offenders Program=JOP
Orange Youth Academy=OYA Project Compass=PC
Simon Youth Academy=SYA Universal Education Center=UEC