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

Individualized Plans Meet Unique Needs of Every Student

Pinnacle School Programs

Private Academy | Virtual School | Credit Recovery Program

Note: The emergence of COVID 19 forced our administration to made the difficult decision to transition our students to virtual school on a full-time basis. At this time, we have not resumed in-person classes, but hope to do so in the near future.

Pinnacle Private Academy and Virtual School - A private year-round college prep school for grades 6 - 12. The Academy provides an accredited, comprehensive online academic program for any student who wants a more flexible learning schedule. Some of our students have struggled with distractions in a traditional classroom. Some have fallen behind in credits or might struggle with learning differences. Others simply prefer the flexibility of an online education.

Students can sign up one class, one semester, or complete their high school requirements and graduate through the The Pinnacle Schools which is accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED/SACS). Upon enrollment, students receive the following services so that an individualized learning plan can be developed:

· Comprehensive diagnostic assessment that helps determine student's proficiencies and areas that require remediation
· Credit evaluation
· Academic counseling
· College and career counseling

Pinnacle provides students with core classes and electives, and most importantly, support from qualified instructors. Many online programs simply make the curriculum available for students to navigate on their own. Tutoring and proctoring are additional expenses. Pinnacle supports its students by providing teachers who have extensive experience with online curriculums and proctors to oversee testing. These services are included in our monthly fee of $450.

Pinnacle follows the Alabama High School Course of Study. Our specialists will help your student plan his or her high school classes to fulfill the requirements for graduation.

Student Profile

  • Performs better in a self-paced, flexible learning environment
  • Have fallen behind due to illness or family relocation
  • Struggling with learning differences
  • Requiring credit recovery
  • May have diagnosis of anxiety, depression, family dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Need separation from negative peer influences
  • Seeking early entrance to college, military or work force


  • Curriculum Accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED)\
  • Follows Alabama High School Course of Study
  • Highly Qualified, State Certified teachers
  • Highly Qualified, State Certified SPED coordinators and teachers
  • Mental health professions available for outpatient appointments
  • Individualized learning plan/flexible learning pace
  • Full range core curriculum, honors, college prep and electives
  • Rolling admissions
  • One-on-one tutoring available
  • Psycho-educational assessments as needed