Alternative Education

Alternative education provides options to students who are not successful in the traditional school setting. The Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation offers the following alternative programs.

 Pennway Alternative Program

The purpose of the Pennway Alternative Program is to provide each student with the resources and support necessary to successfully complete a program of studies that will lead to a high school diploma as well as obtain marketable work skills.

Pennway Alternative Day School offers a program for 11th and 12th grade students. This program connects to the corporation program at Penn High School. If students are employed or volunteer, they may be eligible for additional credits. Pennway Alternative also houses the Penn High School Independent Study program. This is for Penn High School students in grades 9-12 who need to retake a course for credit. 

For more information, contact the Penn High School Guidance office at 574-258-9502, John Brown, Director of the Pennway Alternative Program, at 574-254-2857 or Janet Scott, Coordinator of Alternative Programs at 574-258-9550.

Listed below is the Student Alternative Education Application and the Pennway Student Handbook:

2013-2014 Penn High School Student Handbook

Pennway Night School

The Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation also offers a Pennway Night School program whose purpose is to provide coursework for a high school diploma. There is a comprehensive core curriculum of North Central Association and Indiana Department of Education-approved courses delivered through several software programs. Students are required to pass the Indiana End of Course Exams (ECA) in Language Arts 10 and Algebra 1 and take the Biology 1 ECA as a requirement of No Child Left Behind.

To qualify for the Pennway Night School you must be 18 years of age or older and need a high school diploma. Individuals who are currently enrolled in high school classes are not eligible to enroll as a full time night school student.

Enrollment is quick and easy. You must be 18 years of age or older to enroll. A fee of $25 is required at the time of enrollment. You can register by appointment with Ginny Mueller, Pennway Night School in the evenings Monday through Thursday (between the hours of 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.). Enrollees will need the following documents to enroll: government issued picture ID or birth certificate for proof of age. Only checks or money orders will be accepted. Penn-Harris-Madison reserves the right to determine appropriate academic placement for students. 

Pennway Night School is located at 55985 Bittersweet Road across from Penn High School and north of the Paul H. Schmucker Middle School.

For more information, contact the Guidance Office at Penn High School at (574) 258-9502 or Pennway Night School Director Ginny Mueller by telephone at (574) 254-2895.

Pennway Night School Diploma Program Application