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PEARLS is a ​​partnership with Planning District 16 local high schools’ alternative education programs.  The PEARLS program teaches

life skills building, work readiness and, career/college exploration. Together they serve students who have been suspended or removed from regular high school classes. 

Program Details

  • 10 weeks/Fall and Spring semesters

  • 10 hours per week planning     and instruction

  • 2 days per week in-class instruction

  • Curriculum: job readiness, financial literacy, work ethics, character development

  • At least 2 field trips per semester

  • Guest speakers

Program Outcomes

  • Students develop improved life skills

  • Improved job readiness skills

  • Improve financial literacy

  • Students learn more about possible career options

  • Reduced court involvement and social aggression within the community

  • Students recognize the importance of faith, community, dignity and career

To join our PEARLS program, please email us at or call (540) 834-4455