Principal's Message

Welcome Back to the Second Semester!
I am proud and honored to be the Principal of Alternative Education, from the office of OCPS School Choice, where the focus is on empowering students today for a bright future tomorrow. Looking forward to our upcoming Graduation Ceremonies, I encourage seniors to finish strong.

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 their best. We have high expectations for our students, parents, faculty and staff. Success is not just a word; it is an experience we aim to provide throughout our programs.

“Make It Matter: Every Day. Every Class. Every Student.”


Principal Bill Tovine
OCPS Alternative Education

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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

Orange County Public School's Parent and Family Engagement Plan
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


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