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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