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​​​​Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY)

Pennsylvania's Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth Program (AEDY) provides a combination of intense, individual academic instruction and behavior modification counseling in an alternative setting to assist students in returning successfully to their regular classroom.

Program approval is required for any Local Education Agency (LEA) implementing an internal program or utilizing an approved private provider. Programs are required to meet minimum requirements in order to obtain approval.

AEDY Referral/Intake Documentation (REQUIRED)

The Online AEDY Referral/Intake Documentation must be utilized by any LEA placing a student in an AEDY Program. The AEDY Program (public or private) must ensure that all information is present PRIOR to accepting a student. All procedures must be implemented and all information must be documented on this form and available for review during any monitoring or audit proceeding. It has been created to ensure that all required procedures have been implemented prior to the referral and acceptance of a student in an AEDY Program.

Online Reporting

The AEDY End-of-Year Report must be completed for each approved AEDY Program annually by every LEA. The report for each approved program is due June 30 of each year.

AEDY End-of-Year Reports can be reviewed, confirmed, and submitted through your Leader Services dashboard.

Laws, Guidelines and Applications

Program or LEAs Applying for Program Approval

Listed below are the guidelines that outline the requirements for establishing and referring disruptive students to an Alternative Education program.

Related Basic Education Circulars (BEC)

Read the Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth BEC

Pennsylvania School Code

For Questions or Additional Information

State AEDY Team Office
PA Department of Education
607 South Drive, Harrisburg PA 17120​
Phone: 717-736-7708  | Email: