Pickerington Alternative School At-a-Glance

Important contacts and other important information about Pickerington Alternative School.

Important Contacts

Tyler Arnold
Tyler Arnold
Assistant Principal
614.830.2797
Michelle Hurd
Michelle Hurd
School Counselor
614.830.2793
Bob Blackburn
Bob Blackburn
Assistant Superintendent
614.833.2110
Jill Amos
Jill Amos
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent
614-834-2151
About Pickerington Alternative School

Pickerington Alternative School is a dropout prevention and credit recovery program designed to ensure each student has the individualized tools and opportunities needed to graduate.

The focus is an online curriculum (APEX) for both credit recovery and new credit.

An individualized graduation plan is designed for each student to help them graduate and reach their future goals. The program’s primary focus is serving our students who are primarily 16 to 21 years old and who are not succeeding in the regular classroom environment.

PAS is located at Pickerington High School North. Only students living in Pickerington school district are eligible to attend the Alternative School.

PAS also offers opportunities for other students who would benefit from a self-paced learning environment. Diplomas are conferred by Pickerington Schools.

Students must be referred to Pickerington Alternative School by a high school counselor or other administrator.

 

At PAS, individual attention begins on day one, as the staff works with each student to create a personalized career graduation plan. At that point, most students are assigned to one or two courses. Student-athletes are required to take at least five courses leading to graduation in order to be eligible to play sports.

After a plan is developed, each student works at his or her own pace. Students have access to the online curriculum 24 hours a day. Students who are struggling with a course can take the time needed to ensure they have mastered the information before moving on to another class. Students seeking an accelerated program that will help them graduate early might push through a single course in a few weeks.

PAS has a highly qualified teaching staff who are certified in the content areas they teach. Those teachers work one-on-one with students, checking to ensure they are meeting their weekly goals.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Pickerington Alternative School (PAS) is to provide students with a customized and personalized educational experience leading to high school graduation and meaningful post high school employment, or successful transition to post high school education. The community school will provide educational opportunities for learners in the areas of academic development, civic leadership, and a lifetime of creative work.

The mission will be accomplished by:

1. Developing partnerships between PAS, area businesses, contractors, government agencies, cultural and civic organizations, and local post secondary institutions.

2. Engaging students in a curriculum that is specifically designed for students in grades 9-12 and at risk of not completing high school.

3. Using resources available within the economic corridors of the Pickerington/Reynoldsburg/ Columbus communities.

4. Having each student complete an individual career and graduation plan.

The PAS Difference

The Pickerington Alternative School is a dropout prevention/credit recovery high school that seeks to provide an academic environment that focuses on the individual strengths and interests of each student. Teaching and learning is personalized and customized to meet each student’s needs. The Pickerington Alternative School is dedicated to providing a learning environment that supports each student by developing a student’s academic competencies in all core academic areas.

Important Phone Numbers

School Office
Office Phone: 614-830-2797

To Report an Absence
Email: tyler_arnold@plsd.us
Phone Message: 614-830-2797

Pickerington Alternative School Hours

AM Session
(CBI Students Top Priority / Expectation Session)

Report Time: 7:00 a.m.

Dismissal Time: 4-hour rule after report time (11:00 a.m.)

PM Session

Report Time: 11:00 a.m.

Dismissal Time: 4-hour rule after report time (3:00 p.m.)