Message from Mr. Duffek, Principal
Mike Duffek
Friday, December 22, 2017

Welcome to Nixon-Smiley CISD Alternative Education Center! I am proud to work with an amazing staff and I am honored to be a part of your child's life.  This may just be a bump in the road for our students who are placed with us for making a mistake or poor choice.  We are here to serve them and our participating districts.  

We serve Cuero ISD, Gonzales ISD, Luling ISD, Marion ISD, Yorktown ISD, Nordheim ISD, and Waelder ISD.

Our Creed is "We will not settle for compliance, we will strive to make change

We want the foundation here at DAEP to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of success. We strive for excellence as well as personal development through high expectations academically and behaviorally. Our campus is constantly learning and looking for the latest research-based best practices to help our students be successful and become productive citizens.  We want our students to not just come here and comply with our highly structured program but we want them to change in a positive manner. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, suggestions, or concerns. I can be reached at or 830-582-1536.