The Pike County School System is Pike County’s leader in bringing cutting-edge educational opportunities to its students. Pike County currently offers 9 dual enrollment programs. Of which, there are 8 that lead to Associate Degrees, including: Agriscience Technology, Arts with an emphasis in theatre and drama, Business and Finance, Exercise and Health, First in Flight and Leadership, Health Information Technology, Paralegal Studies, and STEM (high school version). These programs are offered free of charge to the students of the Pike County School System. These exciting programs are offered in cooperation with post-secondary partners, like: Troy University, Enterprise State Community College, and Wallace State Community College – Hanceville.
In addition, Pike County offers a 5th – 8th grade STEM Academy – targeting select students, this program designed to deliver accelerated instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics concepts, while cultivating interest in both post-secondary STEM education and STEM-related careers. These STEM Academy students participate in immersive STEM experiences at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the National Flight Academy, and others.
With new academy options being developed periodically, the Pike County School System continues to develop progressive, challenging opportunities for advanced and career oriented education. The Pike County School System is dedicated to developing students with superior creativity and problem solving skills.
Introduced in the fall of 2018, the Pike County School System introduced its first non-academy, dual enrollment, career tech programs, App Development (SWIFT) and IT Audit and Assurance – both offered in partnership with Enterprise State Community College.
In the fall of 2020, the Pike County School System plans to unveil four new dual enrollment Associate Degree Academy programs for Pike County students. In addition to eight existing programs, the system plans to add the Teacher Leaders Academy, Academy of Mechatronics, International Studies Academy, and the Academy of Military Science.
Pike County is dedicated to teaching practical job skills and promoting real world knowledge and experience. The goal is that Pike County students are prepared both college and career - providing students with industry related courses of study and offering avenues for academic and career instruction/certification.
For consideration into an Academy:
Enroll in a Pike County School
Apply in the 9th grade
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Have ACT or COMPASS Scores of:
20 or higher in English/Writing
23 or higher in Mathematics
English 1101 qualifying score
Math 1112 qualifying score
Have good attendance
Have good discipline/conduct
Be in overall Good Standing with their school
Submit a completed academy Application
Submit a transcript
Obtain a recommendation form from administrator (school or district)
Obtain a recommendation form from 3 teachers
Write an essay – 125-200 word explaining