The mission of Pennway Alternative is to provide high school programming for students on a diploma track. The Pennway staff believe that all students have the ability to learn and are worthy of dignity and respect. It is the responsibility of the staff to nurture and challenge students' creativity. The staff promotes the intellectual, social, and physical talents of all students. Students must develop the mindset of lifelong learning by following the Lifelong Guidelines and Lifelong Skills adopted by the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. The Pennway Alternative Program is a two-tiered program: a 9-10th program and an 11-12th program. As students mature and complete credits, they are expected to assume more responsibility (such as having a job in the 11-12th grade program), and more privileges (such as driving to school in the 11-12th grade program.) All course work is delivered through two software programs and many courses have required reading and writing assignments in addition to the software.
Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Alternative Education, Attendance/Truancy, Behavior Management/Discipline, Bullying/Violence, Career Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Credit Recovery, Family/Parental Involvement
Starting Date: 2000
Students Served Per Year: 50-250
Last Verified: 2009