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Alternative Education

As educators, we recognize that not all students experience success in the traditional school setting. An alternative setting and alternative approaches to instruction are options that may help them overcome educational barriers. 


P-H-M offers two alternative programs designed to provide each student with the resources and support necessary to successfully complete a program of studies leading to a high school diploma as well as obtain marketable work skills. 


The Pennway Alternative Programs are located at 55985 Bittersweet Road, across from Penn High School and north of the Paul H. Schmucker Middle School. 


Pennway Alternative Day School


Offers a program for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. This program connects to the corporation program at Penn High School. If students are employed or volunteer in the community, they may be eligible for additional credits.


Pennway Day Schedule:

1st Block - 8:25-9:47 a.m.

2nd Block - 9:58-11:23 a.m.

LUNCH A - 11:29-11:59 a.m.

3rd Block - 12:10-1:40 p.m.

4th Block - 1:56 - 3:10 p.m.


The Pennway Alternative Day School is an extension of Penn High School and students are expected to adhere to the standards outlined in the Penn High School Student Handbook


For more information, contact the Penn High School Guidance office at (574) 258-9502, or Beth Zachary, Principal of Pennway Alternative at (574) 254-2844.



​Pennway Night School


P-H-M School Corporation also offers a night school program which provides coursework toward completion of a high school diploma. Adults may enroll regardless of residency. 


A comprehensive core curriculum of North Central Association-approved courses is delivered through several software programs. North Central Association-approved courses receive letter grades.


For some classes, additional supplemental work must be completed and ECA's (End-of-Course Assessments) must be passed. Indiana requires that students take and pass the End of Course Exams in English 10 and Algebra I and also take the federally-mandated Biology I End of Course Exam as part of the diploma program. For those that have passed the GQE (Graduation Qualifying Exam), the ECA assessments may be waived.


To qualify for the Pennway Night School you must be 18 years of age or older and need a high school diploma. Individuals who are currently enrolled in high school classes are not eligible to enroll as a full time night school student.


Enrollment is quick and easy! 

Register by appointment with Ginny Mueller, Night School Director, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Contact Mrs. Mueller at (574) 254-2895 to make an appointment. Enrollees will need to provide the following documents:

Driver's License or Birth Certificate (date of birth proof)
Immunization Record
Transcript from any previously attended high school (if available)


Pennway Night School Diploma Program Application

Pennway Night School Student Handbook


Penn-Harris-Madison reserves the right to determine appropriate academic placement for students.