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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

A "Thank You" From Paducah Public Schools and McCracken County Schools

Through good times, bad times, and all the times in between, public schools do so much more than educate children. Public schools are community schools. We offer vital resources and support to families, because that’s what’s best for kids. Often, it’s easy to overlook the good things going on behind the scenes and beyond the classroom. Here’s a snapshot of why public schools matter, by the numbers: 

As we mark the one-year anniversary of our schools being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McCracken County Schools and Paducah Public Schools want to thank our faculty, staff, and community for the determination and flexibility they displayed as we worked together to reach beyond our classrooms and schools into our communities to continue the mission of reaching each student to provide the resources needed to continue to learn and succeed. 

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Paducah Innovation Hub Makerspace Offers Summer 2021 Programs

The Makerspace at the Paducah Innovation Hub will be offering four camps this summer during the months of June and July: 
> Flight and Space Camp
> Exploring Virtual Reality
> App Creator
> Basics of the 3D Printing 
Camps are free for students of Paducah Public Schools. 
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School Calendar for 2021-22 School Year

Here's an image of the calendar for next school year: 2021-22. To see a pdf of the 2021-22 calendar, click "More".
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District Responds to Racially Offensive Videos

Dear PPS Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Our district is aware of the videos posted on social media by people outside of our district that showed individuals using deeply offensive racist insults that reference Paducah Middle School and Paducah Tilghman High School. Paducah Independent School District does not condone or tolerate the use of racist language. 

It is our mission to create a district-wide culture where all students feel safe and respected.  We take pride in the diversity of our student body, and we value the rich learning experiences that this diversity provides.  We recognize that when incidents like this happen in our region, it can be hurtful for our students and families.  

If your child needs support or wishes to talk to someone about this, please contact your child’s principal, guidance counselor, or a teacher that you trust. We will help ensure that your child receives the support they need.  Paducah Schools will continue to work toward creating a safe and equitable environment for all students and families. 

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Paducah Public Schools to Keep NTI Day for All Students on Wednesday

Paducah Public Schools will keep Wednesday as a virtual (NTI) day for all students after reviewing input from faculty, staff, and parents.  

The Paducah Board of Education voted to allow in-person students to return to classes for a four-day week beginning March 8. There will be one day of virtual learning per week. The board asked that faculty and parents be surveyed to determine whether it would be best to keep the virtual day on Wednesday or move it to a different day.  

Superintendent Donald Shively said that he appreciated the feedback and that the survey response had been valuable in helping the board evaluate the proposed change. 

“As we reviewed the survey results, there wasn’t a significant request to move from our current NTI day,” Shively said. “In a year of constant change, this is a way for us to keep something consistent going forward. I hope that we will continue to see the community rate of infection drop so we can focus on making a strong finish to this school year.” 

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Third Round of P-EBT Begins March 15

A third round of P-EBT stimulus payments will begin the week of March 15, 2021. The stimulus payments are issued for past months covering October 2020 - Present and will continue through the rest of the school term (May 2021).

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Stimulus provides a card families can use to buy food to replace free school breakfasts and lunches for students participating in virtual learning for five or more consecutive days. Enrollment is automatic for children eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals at schools participating in National School Lunch Program and for all students in Community Eligible Program schools. 

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