Alternative Education Schools

  • Educational Services provided by our Alternative Education Program schools:

    • Experienced PA state-certified teachers and school counselors
    • Curriculum that is aligned to PA state 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
    • Student improvement plans


    School Locations

    Community School East

    Principal: Ron Graham

    Administrative Secretary: Theresa Robinson

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

    Serving: Allegheny Valley, Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, Brentwood, 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.
    *Serving charter schools in Allegheny County

    Community School West

    A student stands across a table of food with a teacher.

    Principal: Dr. Thomas Iaquinta

    Administrative Secretary: Stacy Neill

    19 May Avenue
    McKees Rocks, PA 15136
    Phone: 412-464-4051
    Fax: 412-331-5935

    Serving: Avonworth, Baldwin-Whitehall, 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).
    *Serving charter schools in Allegheny County

    Detention Locations

    The Alternative Education Program's detention education system offers instruction and school counseling to pre-adjudicated and adjudicated students at the Allegheny County Jail. These students have the opportunity to continue their education while their cases are handled by the court system.


    Academic Institute/Allegheny County Jail

    Principal: Tony Esoldo

    Administrative Secretary: Cindy Alexander

    950 Second Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Phone: 412-424-4042
    Fax: 412-350-2235