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CHOICES Education Center

Welcome To Choices

Choices Educational Center provides individualized education for K-12 students who are not thriving or experiencing success in a traditional setting. Choices provides alternative programs to meet the needs of each student based on innovative paths, digital learning and other alternative means. The goal is to provide rich and challenging learning environments that promote high levels of student engagement, achievement and success.

Choices Educational Center is dedicated to academic excellence, curricular innovation, parental support and community involvement. Students learn how to learn and be productive, as well as how to get along with peers and adults.

Choices News

Kentucky Safe Schools Week

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 21–27, 2018; October is Bullying Prevention Month

Every third week of October (Bullying Prevention Month), schools across Kentucky have an opportunity to partner with their local lawmakers, first responders and community to observe Kentucky Safe Schools Week. This week provides an opportunity for awareness of school safety issues and initiatives to be discussed and enhanced at the local and state level.
 
This year Kentucky Center for School Safety is proud to announce Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 21–27, 2018. This year's theme is “BE INCREDIBLE, Reveal Your Superhero!”  Kentucky Center for School Safety encourages community members, educators, students and parents to participate during Kentucky Safe Schools Week.
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Updated Calendar for 2018-19 School Year

The calendar has been updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please click "Read More" to see a copy of the updated calendar. Two changes have been made: a mandated PD day has been added on October 5, 2018, and a mandated PD day has been added March 8, 2019. Students will not attend on these days. More +
#Marshall Strong

Our Deepest Sympathy Is Extended to Marshall County

As this school day draws to a close, the Paducah Public School District is heartbroken over the tragic event that occurred at Marshall County High School this morning.  We express our deepest sympathy to the students, faculty and staff of Marshall County Schools and all of our neighbors in Marshall County.  

We are grateful to the Paducah Police for their protective presence. As soon as the news broke, Paducah Police dispatched officers to our schools as a precautionary measure. Our staff and administrators in all buildings went on a coordinated, heightened alert to ensure the safety of our students. 

We know that your children may be upset and anxious.  Please know that our guidance counselors and counselors from Four Rivers Behavioral Health will be ready and available in the coming days to give support and guidance to our students.  
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Immunization Update Reminder

An Important Immunization Update for Families to Know

Starting July 1, 2018, Kentucky will be requiring parents/guardians of all students in kindergarten through grade twelve to provide proof of having received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine. Since the minimum timing between the two doses is six months, we are asking families to complete the following steps as soon as possible to ensure that your child is compliant with this new regulation prior to the beginning of the new school year on August 9, 2018: 

 


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Paducah Public Schools a Proficient District, PTHS and Clark Distinguished on KDE School Report Card

Paducah Public Schools a Proficient District, PTHS and Clark Distinguished on KDE School Report Card

Paducah Public Schools achieved three firsts in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Kentucky School Report Card for 2015 -16: The district was classified as “Proficient”, and Paducah Tilghman High School and Clark Elementary were classified as “Distinguished” for the first time under the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Unbridled Learning Accountability System, which has been in place since 2011-12.

The overall score for the district was 67.4 for 2015-16, an improvement of 3.9 points over the 2014-15 score of 63.5. The score met the Annual Measureable Objective (AMO) set by the state.

“We’re pleased to see these results,” Shively said. “To have our district reach the status of “Proficient” for the first time and for PTHS and Clark to be classified as “Distinguished” validates our mission. I believe that meeting the needs of each and every child is translating into the positive results we see in these scores.”



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2016-17 School Calendar Available

If you are making plans for next school year, you can see a copy of the 2016-17 school calendar here. More +
Inclement Weather Bus Routes Link

Inclement Weather Bus Routes Link

Inclement weather routes are used when it's safer for buses to run a flatter route and avoid hills.

When inclement weather bus routes are used, students will be notified by via all call, the district web site, radio, and television.

You can see the inclement weather bus routes here.
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PTHS Guidance Newsletter December 2015

Click "Read More" to download a copy of the December 2015 Guidance Newsletter. More +

2015-16 REGISTRATION FORMS

Welcome to Paducah Public Schools! If you would like to download registration forms to complete before you go to registration, click on read more.  If you have questions please call us at 270-444-5600. More +

Graduation Bill Raises High School Required Attendance Age to 18

Change takes effect with 2015-16 school year.

As of January 14, 2015, all school districts in the commonwealth of Kentucky have raised the compulsory attendance age to 18. The new compulsory attendance policy will take effect for Paducah Public Schools beginning with the 2015-16 school year, which begins August 11, 2015.

Kentucky law requires students who dropped out prior to the 2015-16 school year yet are under the age of eighteen to attend school until their 18th birthday. If you are a student (or the parent of a student) who is age 16-17 and you have dropped out, by law you will be required to return to school until you reach age eighteen.

If you are under the age of 18 and have questions or need assistance with returning to school, please contact Director of Pupil Personnel Troy Brock at 270.444.5600 or Paducah Tilghman registrar Minerva Neihoff at 270.444.5650.
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Download: 2015-16 Calendar

The calendar for the 2015-16 school year has been approved.
Please click "read more" to see the dates, along with a link to download the calendar.
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Fight the Flu, Tornado!

Influenza is spreading early this year, and our schools are being hit hard with students who are absent due to illness. Please do your part to fight the flu by:
  •  covering your mouth if you cough
  • avoiding public gatherings if you are sick
  • washing your hands, and
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

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KPREP Data Shows Growth in Achievement and Gap Scores; Updated data moves PTHS to” Proficient” Category

KPREP scores in the areas of student achievement and non-duplicated group gap showed upward trends when compared to scores from 2011-12 and 2012-13 for Paducah Public Schools, but a decline in the area of growth had a negative impact on overall scores.  PTHS and Clark were classified as “proficient” while Paducah Middle, McNabb, and Morgan were classified as “needs improvement” according to the 2013-14 KDE Report Card.


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Tilghman Bell August 2014 Available

Tilghman Bell August 2014 Available

You can see a pdf of the August 2014 edition of the Tilghman Bell here. More +

Link: PPS E-Mail Update 09.02.14

You can see a digest of the weeks news and upcoming events at the PPS District Email here. If you would like to subscribe, hit the link at the bottom that says "Update Subscription Preferences". More +
Link: PPS E-Mail Update 08.25.14

Link: PPS E-Mail Update 08.25.14

You can see a digest of the weeks news and upcoming events at the PPS District Email here. If you would like to subscribe, hit the link at the bottom that says "Update Subscription Preferences". More +
Twenty Retirees Honored at Year End Dinner

Twenty Retirees Honored at Year End Dinner

Twenty retirees with a combined 404 years of service were honored at the annual Paducah Public Schools Staff Appreciation Dinner at Paducah Tilghman on May 12. Retirees included: More +
Photo of the Day: Growing Up With Segregation

Photo of the Day: Growing Up With Segregation

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Paducah Public Schools 2014-15 School Calendar

Paducah Public Schools 2014-15 School Calendar

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Acree and Proctor Receive Mid-Year Diplomas

Acree and Proctor Receive Mid-Year Diplomas

Congratulations to Chantz James Acree and Aribeaya Nara Proctor, who received their high school diplomas at the October meeting of the Paducah Board of Education. More +
Albanese Receives Diploma At November Board Meeting

Albanese Receives Diploma At November Board Meeting

Mid year graduate John Thomas Albanese received his diploma at the November 21 meeting of the Board of Education. Albanese finished the credits needed for graduation at Choices Educational Center. He plans to enlist in the US Navy. More +
Two Receive Mid Year Diplomas At April Board Meeting

Two Receive Mid Year Diplomas At April Board Meeting

Congratulations to Trevante Davis and Brittany Hall, who were presented their PTHS diplomas by Choices Principal Martha Lipscomb and PTHS Principal Art Davis. These students completed the necessary requirements for graduation through Choices Educational Center. More +
Five Receive Mid-Year Diplomas

Five Receive Mid-Year Diplomas

Congratulations to T'jhavion Beasley, Ashley Cameron, Atayia Menefee, Keonia Purefide, and Frank Vishon, who were presented their PTHS diplomas by Choices Principal Martha Lipscomb and Superintendent Dr. Randy Greene. These students completed the necessary requirements for graduation through Choices Educational Center. More +
Choices Staff Attend Behavior Institute

Choices Staff Attend Behavior Institute

Choices Educational Center staff attended a Behavior Institute conference in Lexington, Kentucky, as a part of their professional development. More +
Foulks, Proctor, McClain, Wilson, and Woods Receive Mid-Year Diplomas

Foulks, Proctor, McClain, Wilson, and Woods Receive Mid-Year Diplomas

Congratulations to Shante Foulks, Pauline Proctor, Andre McClain, Kalmece Wilson, and Annie Woods, who were presented their PTHS diplomas by Choices Principal Martha Lipscomb and PTHS Dean Allison Stieg. More +
Mid Year Grads Receive Diplomas

Mid Year Grads Receive Diplomas

Congratulations to McKera Roshawn Bady and Daniella Piccola Morrow, who were presented their PTHS diplomas by Teresa Spann and Allison Stieg. More +

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