Elk River Treatment Program

Residential therapeutic intervention program for boys and girls in grades 6 - 12.

Elk River Transitions

Individualized therapeutic program for advanced residents. Flexible length of stay.

Healthy Lifestyles

Weight management program that helps teens address underlying physical & emotional issues that contribute to obesity.

The Pinnacle Schools is a Joint Commission-accredited and certified organization and has received it's Gold Seal of Approval

We help teens that are struggling find the right path.

When you realize your teen is in trouble, the hundreds of options can be daunting, even frightening. When you don't know where to turn, help is here. Our caring and trained staff is here to listen, assess and assist you in finding the best program to meet the needs of your troubled teen. Our programs are accredited by The Joint Commission in Behavioral Health Care and we are licensed by the Alabama Department of Youth Services. The programs of The Pinnacle Schools provide diagnostic, assessment, education and intervention services for ages 12-18. Our programs are situated on a base campuses with 24-hour medical/nursing care available.

News Feature — Karen Lee interviewed by William Shatner

Karen Lee, Founder, President and CEO of The Pinnacle Schools, was a featured guest on a patriotic program launched by William Shatner called “Moving America Forward.”

Ms. Lee was selected as a result of her entrepreneurship in founding The Pinnacle Schools and Elk River Treatment Program. These programs provide at-risk teens with therapeutic treatment services in conjunction with comprehensive, individualized academic programs. The show uses a TV news format featuring Mega-star William Shatner who interviews entrepreneurs about their products or achievements. The mission of the show is to help move America forward by giving American’s entrepreneurs the recognition they need to succeed.

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Education is essential — TPS academic programs.

We truly believe that no child should be left behind. The Pinnacle Schools provides adolescents who are struggling in traditional classrooms with an innovative, individualized online school program with Highly Qualified and Certified teachers in the classroom and online. The school principal and counselors work closely with students, parents and other school counselors to design a course load that best supports the specific needs of each student. The Pinnacle Schools offer therapeutic as well as academic support by providing additional life skills counseling, anger management classes, and drug and alcohol counseling - all in a safe learning environment.

The Pinnacle Schools Huntsville

Academy Program, Private School Program, 9th Avenue, SW, Huntsville, AL 
(256) 428-7480

RAISE Program, Alternative School and Therapeutic Day School, 2800 Bob Wallace Ave., Huntsville, AL
(256) 536-9515

Typical student profile — common behaviors we treat.

Our programs are designed for struggling teens that are experiencing one or more of the following behavioral issues:

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Anger
  • Poor Peer Relationships
  • Defiance
  • Truancy/Poor School Performance
  • Impulsiveness
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Reactive Attachment