Students Prepare for Fresh Start in 2017-18 at Hill House Passport Academy Charter School

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Hill House Passport Academy Charter School (HHPACS), an online public high school for under-credited students, will begin the 2017-18 school year on Sept. 1, thankful for a second chance to get their education back on track and earn a diploma.

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HHPACS is designed for Pennsylvania students over 17 and under 21 years of age who have not been able to finish their high school education. Many of the students at HHPACS have had to overcome great personal struggles, including challenges such as homelessness, teen parenting and even being in the legal system. The program provides personalized support to each of these students.

HHPACS is a blended learning environment which combines online coursework, classroom work taught by state-certified teachers with flexible class scheduling and lesson pacing. Students are required to attend three hours of in-person learning each day. However, the flexible schedule model allows students to move through the curriculum at their own pace and attend classes during either the morning, afternoon or evening session while finishing the rest of their work online.

“At Hill House Passport Academy Charter School, we’ll work with you where you are and support you every step along the way to help you get to graduation day so you can be successful after high school,” said Bo Jackson, HHPACS principal.

Through a partnership with local organizations and traditional public schools, HHPACS is able to identify students who will thrive in the blended learning environment and support these students so they are successful. The school’s support is provided through unique programs that include workshops, ongoing development and in-person tutoring to help students reach required academic benchmarks, helping ensure students are prepared for life after high school.

HHPACS was one of seven schools in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties to receive a 21st Century Learning Grant, a highly competitive grant awarded by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education for intuitive and creative ideas that would enhance the school district and community. The school plans to use the grant to open a Literacy Center that will provide HHPACS students and the community help with literacy, as well as a workforce development program focused on maximizing employment opportunities for HHPACS students after they graduate.

HHPACS is still accepting enrollments for this fall. To learn more, please visit

About Hill House Passport Academy Charter School

Hill House Passport Academy Charter School (HHPACS) is an accredited, tuition-free Pittsburgh public charter school for under-credited students. Through HHPACS, students have access to the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about HHPACS, visit


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