Alternative Education Schools

The AEP's schools provide instruction, school counseling, and advocacy for children and youth in grades 7-12. Students may or may not be affiliated with the Juvenile Court or the Office of Children, Youth and Families.  Credits are earned based on semester grades and a pre-approved memorandum of understanding with home school districts. The program operates with the objective to have students successfully complete their assigned time in Alternative Education and return to their school of origin.

Educational Services provided by the AEP schools:

  • Experienced PA state certified teachers and school counselors
  • Curriculum that is aligned to Chapter 4 standards with flexible scheduling
  • Proactive school counseling program aligned to national standards of the ASCA
  • State-of-the-art classroom technology
  • High student expectations
  • Small group and individualized instruction
  • Teacher mentoring program
  • Student improvement plans

Community School East

Located on the third floor of the Westinghouse Valley Human Services Center at:

519 Penn Avenue
Turtle Creek, PA 15145
Phone: 412-464-4043
Fax: 412-823-5673
Principal: Ron Graham

Serving:  Allegheny Valley, Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, Clairton, Deer Lakes, Duquesne, East Allegheny, Elizabeth Forward, Gateway, McKeesport Area, Penn Hills, Plum Borough, Riverview, South Allegheny, South Fayette, South Park, Steel Valley, West Jefferson Hills, West Mifflin, Wilkinsburg, Woodland Hills and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Community School West

Located in the heart of McKees Rocks at:

19 May Avenue, 1st Floor
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Phone: 412-464-4051
Fax: 412-331-5935
Principal:  Jay Moser 

Serving:  Avonworth, Carlynton, Chartiers Valley, Cornell, Fox Chapel, Hampton Township, Highlands, Keystone Oaks, Montour, Moon, Mt. Lebanon, North Allegheny, North Hills, Northgate, Pine-Richland, Quaker Valley, Shaler, Sto-Rox, Upper St. Clair, West Allegheny and the Pittsburgh Public Schools (Northern area). 


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