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

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Pinnacle Programs offer rewarding opportunities to change the lives of children and families. Our mission is to develop adolescents who are self-directed, educated, and contributing members of society.

Pinnacle began in 2006 as an alternative school in Huntsville for students that were struggling in traditional public schools. Some students attend Pinnacle to recover credits and return to their public school and some continue at Pinnacle to complete requirements for high school and earn a diploma. Most students succeed at Pinnacle due to the smaller classroom sizes, accredited curriculum facilitated by highly qualified and state certified teachers. 

In 2012, Pinnacle expanded its program when it contracted with area public schools to provide an alternative school program for middle and high school students that could no longer attend their public school. Pinnacle also provides mental health support as needed in addition to its AdvancED/SACS accredited academic curriculum.

Pinnacle Private Academy caters to a smaller population of students and is separate from the alternative schools. The Academy provides an individualized, AdvancED/SACS accredited academic program for grades 6 - 12 and is tuition-based.

For students that require a more intense intervention, Pinnacle offers the Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP). This program provides teens with a therapeutic and academic residential setting away from the distractions of family and friends. At ERTP, boys and girls ages 12 - 18 receive thorough assessments, evaluations and individualized treatment plans to meet their  so that they can identify and correct self-defeating behaviors. Therapy is supplemented by a year-round accredited education program.

We continually evaluate our needs for quality employees. We invite you to complete our Employment Application and submit your resume. We will contact you should an opportunity become available. 


We offer competitive benefits, full medical and dental, and 401K options.

Call us at (256) 518-9998 or complete an application and email it to [email protected] Download application 

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