DAEP is a disciplinary alternative education program designed to serve students in grades 6-12 who have been removed from their home campus for a specific period of time due to severe or repeated violations of the Melissa ISD Student Code of Conduct or other reasons defined in Chapter 37 of Senate Bill 1.

Students are assigned to DAEP in order to maintain their academic progress and address individual behavior concerns. The district curriculum is followed in the four core classes of English/Language Arts, Math, History, and Science. In addition to these classes, students receive instruction in social skills, character education, and electives provided by the home campus.