Not all students can reach their potential in a traditional learning environment. For those who need an alternative, the Elkhart Academy program offers a unique route to success.
Students attending Elkhart Academy at EHS need to be recommended by an EHS administrator. They remain enrolled at EHS but receive instruction in a comprehensive range of curricular courses at Elkhart Academy. Most students attend half-day sessions and can take advantage of accelerated learning, allowing them to complete courses and begin new ones in the middle of the semester.
Elementary and middle school students who are recommended for expulsion or who are involved in a pattern of behavior that would likely result in expulsion may attend the PRIDE Academy located at Bristol Elementary. Students attend a full day of individualized instruction, including both direct instruction with teachers and computer-based instruction. The curriculum focuses on English, mathematics, science, and social studies, with limited opportunities in art and physical education. The program also emphasizes the development of appropriate behavior and social skills.
Elkhart Community School’s landmark School Without Walls program gives students an opportunity to earn their Elkhart High School diploma (not a GED/HSE or homeschool diploma) through online courses and in-person support and tests. This program allows students who may have missed extended periods of school due to illness, family situations, or work, an opportunity to graduate with their cohort, attend high school functions, and participate in high school activities.