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. Jeneen Conway is the director of alternative education. She can be reached by calling (574) 968-9617.
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 offers a 9th-10th grade program and also an 11th-12th grade program. This program connects to the corporation program at Penn High School. Students are required to work 15 hours a week or attend the Elkhart Area Career Center. All students are recommended by their counselor. Pennway Alternative also houses the Penn High School Independent Study in the afternoons. This is for Penn High School students who need to retake a course for credit.
Listed below is the Student Alternative Education Application and the Pennway 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. Most courses also include writing assignments. North Central Association-approved courses receive letter grades. For some classes, additional Criterion-Referenced Tests (CRT’s) may need to be passed. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, students will be 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 Jeneen Conway, Coordinator of Alternative Programs (574-968-9617) or you may register at 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.
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, Pennway Night School Director Ginny Mueller by telephone at (574) 254-2895 or by email at: email@example.com, or Coordinator of Alternative Programs, Jeneen Conway at (574) 968-9617.
Listed below is the Pennway Night School Program application and the Pennway Night School Handbook: