The Pinnacle Schools - Therapeutic Alternative School & Private Academy in Huntsville Alabama

Our Mission Is...

to develop adolescents who are self-directed, educated and contributing members of society

About The Pinnacle Schools

Therapeutic Alternative School and Private Academy

Pinnacle's Therapeutic Day School and Private Academy are among the programs of Pinnacle Behavioral Health, Inc. which is based in Huntsville, Alabama and was developed a decade ago to provide a safe, comprehensive alternative to traditional classrooms for students in grades 6 - 12. 

Our mission is to develop adolescents who are self-directed, educated and contributing members of society. To support this mission, we resolve to provide an environment of respect, acceptance, skill development and challenge which fosters the personal development and emotional growth of our students. We are one component of a continuum of growth for struggling teens and their families.

Our programs provide personalized, quality education and behavioral health services for teens that struggle with learning differences or are at risk of dropping out of school. Our education programs are AdvancED/SACS accredited and are also accredited in Behavioral Health Care by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting rigorous performance standards. 

Programs of The Pinnacle Schools include:

Pinnacle Private Academy - A private year-round college prep school for students in grades 6 - 12. The Academy provides an AdvancED/SACS accredited academic program for students that have fallen behind in credits or struggle with learning differences. Highly Qualified and State Certified teachers provide close supervision and one-on-one assistance as needed. Our behavioral health services are supervised by licensed mental health professionals and are available to full day Academy students and families. For more information on half or full day options, please contact an adviser by calling 256-536-9515 or submit your questions through the confidential inquiry form on this web page.

Alternative School - Pinnacle partners with public schools to serve as an alternative school for middle and high school students that have been expelled or need to recover credits before returning to their primary school. Pinnacle's alternative school provides students with individualized learning programs that include behavioral health services as needed. Our classrooms are typically smaller than in public schools and the staff-to-student ratio is customized to address the needs of each classroom. Highly Qualified and State Certified teachers are supported by Behavioral Interventionists that are trained to recognize, intervene and de-escalate before maladaptive behaviors erupt in the classroom. For more information, please contact one of our enrollment advisers at 256-536-9515 or submit a confidential inquiry by completing the "Contact Me" form on this web page.

Why Pinnacle Schools?

Our goal is to provide students in grades 6 - 12 with the best possible education along with any needed behavioral health and/or mental health services. Pinnacle students have a comprehensive plan to help them thrive academically, socially and emotionally. To meet the unique needs of each student, Pinnacle uses the following evaluations and assessments before developing a learning plan:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic assessment that helps determine student's proficiencies and areas that require remediation
  • Psycho-social assessment to determine student's mental, physical and emotional health
  • SASSI - Substance Abuse Screening
  • Psycho-educational assessment provides an estimate of student's cognitive abilities and educational achievement levels

Based on results, in addition to the student's academic plan, the following behavioral health care may be incorporated into his/her individualized learning plan:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Crisis Management
  • Behavior Management