PASS PALS ICARE PACE

To provide students with an educational foundation for life-long success

Principal's Message

In the years since the 1990-91 school year when PASS began, as high school
alternative programs coordinator, I have met many talented and promising
students who have attended PASS, PALS, PACE and I-CARE. For various reasons,
each one of them had been unsuccessful within traditional school settings and
had been considered high-need and at-risk. During the first 21 years of PASS,
1200 students earned their high school diplomas, ranging from 9 the first
year to 94 graduates our top year. These students are productive citizens in
Kingman as well as around the world, and I am proud to say they are teachers,
nurses, business owners, secretaries, servicemen in the Army, Navy and
Marines, as well as continuing students and parents of the next generation.
We see them working everywhere we shop, eat or do business in Kingman!

Our PALS, PACE, and I-CARE students go on to graduate from PASS or KHS. The
PACE program is for students who are significantly behind on credits who need
self-paced classes and extra help on core academics. PALS provides PACE and
PASS students who need more structure an opportunity to focus on academics and
learn skills needed upon return to PASS and PACE. I-CARE students have had problems
with following rules, but most who finish I-CARE go on to succeed at PASS or
KHS.

You might ask "Why?" We feel that it is because many students need a small,
intimate educational community that nurtures individual social, academic, and
personal growth. PASS, PALS, PACE and I-CARE offer a safe learning
environment for students to build skills and increase personal resiliency.
This increases the likelihood of success in society as young adults. I
appreciate our school staff who work diligently each day to meet student
needs and provide students with support and encouragement to realize their
full potential. With me, they welcome you to PASS, PALS, PACE and I-CARE and
hope you will have a successful and rewarding school year!

Sincerely,

Sandy McCoy
Alternative Programs Coordinator

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News and Announcements

PASS Grad: Yadira Lara
Yadira completed her CNA course and passed the state test while enrolled at PASS. This paid off, as she was able to care for her grandfather in his final days. She plans to attend beauty college now that she has graduated high school.
PASS Grad: Brandon Turk
Brandon Turk plans to have a full-time job while taking MCC classes to be an EMT. He advises current students: "Don't be lazy, it's worth it and it can happen! Graduate!"
Second Semester PAC Applicants
PACE is currently full for second semester. Applicants will be on a waiting list, and will be contacted as space is available. PASS will add seniors who have need and above 9 credits.
PASS Grad: Jessalyn Drach
Jessalyn Selander Drach is married, with her husband serving in the military. She planned to graduate early, to get ready for her adult life. She plans to join her husband in May.
PASS Grad: Kaytlynn Farmer
Kaytlynn Farmer was behind on credits, so she came to PASS. She plans to attend Beauty College, and her words of wisdom to future PASS Students: Don't take long breaks!
ICARE Grad: Bryan DelMonaco
Bryan plans to join the Army now that he has completed high school.
Second Semester Interviews
PASS and PACE are interviewing now for second semester. If you are behind on credits or need a shorter schedule, the Positive Alternative Campus programs may be right for you. Get your application at KHS, LWHS, or on this webpage under Contact Us.
PASS Grad! Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown came to PASS after a tragic personal obstacle derailed her high school graduation plans. I am proud that she persevered through great challenges to attend PASS and graduate.
PASS Grad! Izaak Karn
Izaak Karn plans to continue working while he explores college options. He came to PAC to try a different educational style and was happy he proved he could do it.
Pass Grad: Brittany Hoyt
Brittany graduated just in time to begin Cosmetology School on Nov. 3rd. She is married, with children ages 1 1/2 and 5. She fell behind in school after the birth of her first child, then enrolled in PASS, where she attended for 3 1/2 years. She works at Gingerbread House and K-Mart. Brittany's middle name should be PERSEVERANCE because she never gave up her goal of graduation!
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Upcoming Events

KUSD Governing Board Meeting
Date: 5/12/2015, 5:30 PM
Location: District Office Board Room.
KUSD Governing Board Meeting
Date: 6/9/2015, 5:30 PM
Location: District Office Board Room.
KUSD Governing Board Meeting
Date: 7/14/2015, 5:30 PM
Location: District Office Board Room.