Prospect Grove is a private academic high school licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. We are part of the DARS Corporation and service students from the Manos and SIL Programs. We offer residents a rigorous, yet flexible year-round high school education.
PGHS provides an excellent opportunity for credit advancement since courses are completed and credits awarded in 8-week intervals. Our academic focus concentrates on advancing student knowledge and skills in the core content areas: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Although students are attending our school, they will still be registered students of their home district. Credits/transcripts are transferrable, allowing for a seamless transition back to a student’s home school, should that be the desired option.
Many clients who enter the Manos House or SIL Programs have a history of inconsistent academic performance and need to make up credits. We offer opportunities for credit recovery through independent work. Prospect Grove is also acknowledged as a GED testing site. This allows clients the opportunity to enroll in GED classes, prepare for the tests, and take the exam, without leaving the school setting.
Our teachers are state certified and display a passion for their subject areas. We strive to provide a rigorous academic program that focuses on student accountability. Through differentiated instruction, we encourage students to take responsibility for their education by emphasizing the importance of life-long learning. We offer small class instruction, with the average teacher to student ratio of 1:10. This setting allows teachers to provide individual attention to each student and create lessons that focus around the student’s unique learning needs. It also allows the opportunity for self-evaluation of individual learning styles.
We have a Special Education teacher on staff to meet the needs of students with Individualized Education Plans. Time is spent evaluating and compiling progress that is being made toward goals and adjusting them when necessary. This position affords us the opportunity to provide one-on-one tutoring, when needed, and classroom support.
Upon entering PGHS, each student is assessed and their academic record is reviewed. Depending on the outcome, the student is placed in one of the four distinct paths that we offer.
Sample work from some clients in our leadership program