2018-2019 Top Fidelity School-Wide Positive Program in the State of Pennsylvania.
The purpose of CLASS Academy is to provide a quality education for students who are having difficulty meeting the requirements in a traditional school setting.
The school has a max capacity of 60 students throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania in grades 7-12.
This program provides the support, structure, and resources that assists students in overcoming the unmet needs and barriers to their academic success. We advocate every student's right to a quality education by following a course of study similar to their home school while emphasizing the responsibilities expected of all productive members of society. We encourage students to stay in school, master the basic skills, and develop the cooperative attitude necessary for learning with an emphasis on their successful transition back to the home school district. We promote academic progress toward graduation and/or onto post-secondary training while providing counseling and additional behavior supports and interventions. We foster healthy interpersonal relationships and career education that leads to employment and the success of our students.
Student also have access to arts programming which includes: Yoga, Wood-Shop, Arts, Ceramics, Baking, Cooking, Journalism, Music.
Our teachers currently hold bachelors’ and/or masters’ degrees with certifications in the following areas: English, social studies, mathematics, science, special education, guidance, and counseling. They also possess experience in teaching Spanish, reading, newspaper writing, and sign language.
We also have support personnel who counsel students on anger management, absenteeism, tobacco use, cyber safety, drug and alcohol abuse, and driver’s education. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) services are provided to all of our students.
CLASS Academy's certified teachers provide quality education in small classes with a student to teacher ratio of no more than 10:1. Students can get the personal attention they need to reach their full potential. We encourage teamwork, build trust and respect, provide academic challenges, and service the individual needs of our students. This strong foundation fosters the high transition/graduation rate of CLASS Academy.
Who Can Attend?
Who Can Attend CLASS Academy?
CLASS Academy is open to students in grades 7-12 who have a need for alternative education and have either a behavior issue or truancy at their current public school:
- Disregard for school authority or school policy and rules violations
- Display or use of controlled substances
- Violent or threatening behavior
- Possession of a weapon
- Commission of a criminal act
- Misconduct meriting suspension or expulsion