PASS is a 15-day alternative discipline intervention available to PUSD families of student in grades 6 - 12. This program is targeted for students who are in violation of the 3D’s: Disruption, Defiance, and Drugs/Alcohol. Students are provided a structured learning environment at the Porterville Educational Complex.
The goal of PASS is to provide students the opportunity to acquire appropriate social emotional skills and strategies to be successful in life.
Q: How will PASS benefit my child?
A: PASS is a structured program where students learn skills and strategies to be successful, while remaining current on their core class work.
Q: Is PASS a mandatory program for my child to participate in?
A: PASS is a voluntary intervention program in lieu of a school suspension. Research shows that providing alternatives to suspensions can be much more effective in getting students’ behaviors to change.
To participate in PASS, School Administration must recommend program participation and both parent and student must voluntarily agree to enroll.
Students who choose to participate and maintain good program standing may be eligible to continue participation of extracurricular activities on campus.
Q: What are the program hours?
A: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
8:45 am – 3 pm
8:45 am – 1:45 pm
Q: How long will my child be in PASS?
Program participation is for a maximum of 15 days. However, students have the opportunity to complete the program in 10 days and return to their school campus if all criteria are met as determined by PASS team.
Q: Is transportation provided?
As a voluntary alternative to suspension and independent study program, students do not receive district transportation. Parents are responsible for daily transportation of the student. Additionally, public transportation is available on Pioneer Ave. Students are encouraged to purchase a student monthly pass.
Q: What will my child be doing while in PASS?
While in PASS, students complete core, grade level curriculum in an independent study format. Students are assigned a credentialed teacher who provides instructional support and guidance. Additionally, students will complete a personalized social emotional and life skills program.
Students also have access to additional resources on campus including school counselors, school psychologists, art therapy, group and individual counseling, mindfulness, alcohol and drug education and treatment, and general academic counseling.
Director – Mrs. Dawn Crater
Assistant Director – Dr. Perla Soria
Counselor – Mrs. Maricela Garcia
Counselor – Ms. Kristin Bartlett
Teacher – Ms. Kirsten Kempfer
School Psychologist – Mr. Victor Veiss
School Psychologist – Mr. John Lehmann
Porterville Educational Complex
900 W. Pioneer Ave.
Porterville, CA 93257
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