Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
The private school program of The Pinnacle Schools (TPS) recently graduated one of its largest classes during commencement ceremonies at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, AL.
A crowd of around 120 family and friends were in attendance to witness 12 high school seniors become high school graduates. Among the 12 was Khary Love who earned a scholarship to Calhoun Community College. The scholarship was awarded by Union Hill Church and presented by Dawn Ashley, a member of the church’s scholarship committee. Khary is shown right shaking hands with Principal Angie Griffin and Andrea Clayton, left.
“One of our students, Kayla, completed all four years of her high school education through Pinnacle,” said Clayton who is the faculty member who oversees the private program of TPS. “This is the largest graduating class on the private side since I began teaching here four years ago. I’m really proud of this group of students,” Clayton added.
The Pinnacle Schools was founded by Karen Lee in 2006 as an alternative school in Huntsville for students who were struggling in traditional classrooms due to learning differences, behavior problems, poor peer relationships or bullying at their home school. Some students attend TPS to recover credits after falling behind after illness or relocation. Regardless of the reason for attending, most students succeed with the computer-based curriculum, small class size, and one-on-one attention from highly qualified and certified teachers.
Two years ago, TPS expanded its program when it contracted with Huntsville City Schools (HCS) to provide its alternative school program for middle and high school students. TPS RAISE Program grew out of the need to provide a safe learning environment for as many at-risk students as possible. RAISE, which stands for responsibility, accountability, integrity, self-awareness and excellence, provides an accredited curriculum supplemented with mental health services for up to 250 high school students throughout the school year.
The private school caters to a smaller population of students and is located in a separate building about two blocks from the RAISE Program. Students in the private program sometimes return to their local neighborhood school or transfer to another private school, while others continue at TPS and graduate.
“The faculty and staff at TPS would like to congratulate these successful high school graduates and wish them success as they start their next chapter,” Griffin said.
For more information about The Pinnacle Schools, visit http://www.thepinnacleschools.com.