Therapeutic Day School Programs

The Pinnacle Schools (TPS) are private year-round therapeutic day schools located on two campuses in Huntsville. Our programs specialize in education and therapeutic care of students in grades 6-12 and are accredited in Behavioral Health Care by The Joint Commission.

The Pinnacle Schools, Inc. was founded by Karen Lee in 2006 as a private school for students who were struggling in traditional classrooms due to learning differences, poor peer relationships or bullying at their home school. Some students attend TPS to recover credits after falling behind after illness or transferring from another school district. Regardless of the reason for attending, most students succeed with the computer-based curriculum, small class size and one-on-one attention from Highly Qualified and Certified teachers. 

Courses include the full range of core curriculum, honors, college prep and numerous electives. The school administrator and guidance counselor work closely with parents, students and other school counselors to design an individualized program of study that best supports the student’s specific goals.

The private school opened in 2006 on Governors Drive where the home office is now located. The private school is now the Academy and continues to cater to a smaller population of students. Academy students sometimes attend one or more semesters and return to their local neighborhood school or transfer to another private school. Others continue at the Academy, earn their high school diploma, and participate in one of the commencement ceremonies hosted each year by TPS. Andrea Clayton is the point of contact at the Academy and can be reached at 256-428-7480 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Another TPS program is the RAISE Program, developed by TPS to provide a safe learning environment for a larger population of at-risk students. TPS contracted with Huntsville City Schools (HCS) in 2012 to provide its alternative school program for middle and high school students who were expelled for various reasons. RAISE, which stands for Responsibility, Accountability, Integrity, Self-awareness and Excellence, provides an accredited curriculum supplemented with mental health services for up to 250 high school students throughout the school year. It is located at 2800 Bob Wallace Avenue at the former Virginia College campus. The main number is 256-536-9515.

The Academy and RAISE Programs support the mission of The Pinnacle Schools by providing an environment of respect, acceptance, and challenge where students can become self directed, educated, and contributing members of society.

RAISE Program Late Pick Up Policy

If a student is not picked up within 30 minutes of school dismissal time, the parent will be charged $1.00 per minute for each minute the student is without transportation. After 1 hour, The Pinnacle Schools will notify the Department of Human Resources that the student has been left without transportation. Late pick-up fees must be paid in order for the student to return to school.

Dress Codes
NOTE: TPS is not responsible for any items that are confiscated from students. Items of value should not be brought to school.

DRESS CODE: BOYS

  • Khaki pants that are not too big or too little (no rips or holes). No jeans.
  • White collared polo type shirt or shirt from Pinnacle with logo (purchase for $10).
  • Under shirts must be white, black, or gray.
  • Only solid white or black sneakers. (Laces, soles and logos must be the same color as the shoes. Only tennis shoes are allowed.)
  • Only solid white, black, or gray socks.
  • Only solid white, black, or gray sweatshirts and sweaters may be worn.
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters cannot be hooded.
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters cannot have graphics.
  • No jewelry (to include watches, piercings, etc.)
  • No accessories such as wallets, purses, backpacks, or electronics of any sort.
  • A black or brown belt must be worn for pants with belt loops. If not worn, zip ties may be substituted for a belt at staff discretion.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • Only boxers or briefs are allowed under pants (Ex. No basketball shorts or any shorts)
  • No hats, bandanas, or headgear of any kind.
  • Jackets will be allowed in appropriate weather. They must be checked at the door for the entire school day. If it is solid white, black, or gray, with no hood, it can be considered for classroom wear. No khaki color jackets allowed.

DRESS CODE: GIRLS

  • Khaki pants that are not too large or too small (no rips or holes). No tights, jeggins or jeans.
  • White collared polo type shirt or shirt from Pinnacle with logo (purchase for $10).
  • Under shirts must be white, black, or gray.
  • Only solid white or black sneakers. (Laces, soles and logos must be the same color as the shoes. Only tennis shoes are allowed.)
  • Only solid white, black, or gray socks.
  • Only solid white, black, or gray sweatshirts or sweaters may be worn.
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters cannot be hooded.
  • Sweatshirts or sweaters cannot have graphics.
  • No jewelry (to include watches, piercings, etc.)
  • No accessories such as wallets, purses, backpacks, or electronics of any sort.
  • A black or brown belt must be worn for pants with belt loops. If not worn, zip ties may be substituted for a belt at staff discretion.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • No revealing tops or spandex.
  • Undergarments (such as bra and panties) must be worn at all times and must not show through clothing.
  • No hats, bandanas, or headgear of any sort will be allowed, etc.
  • Jackets will be allowed in appropriate weather. They must be checked at the door for the entire school day. If it is solid white, black or gray, with no hood, it can be considered for classroom wear.