The office of Instructional Programs is responsible for developing, monitoring, providing, and improving instructional resources which provide cohesive and comprehensive support of the pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade academic curriculum.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
You may view Pike County's EL Plan at the left side of screen under "Instructional Programs" then "Documents and Forms."
"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction" -Jon Crosby
The Pike County Schools mentoring program is a formal, systematic approach designed to transition teachers new to Pike County Schools and teachers new to the teaching profession by providing continuous individual and group support, targeted professional learning opportunities, and a mentor teacher.
STEM education promotes Science skills which break down a complex scientific system into smaller parts, recognize cause and effect relationships, and defend opinions using facts; Technology skills which are critical for career success in any field; Engineering skills for application of scientific and mathematical knowledge as they explore real-world technologies and problems and design solutions to solve those needs; and Mathematic skills for calculations and measurements as encountered in everyday situations.
Pike County offers an AMSTI curriculum supplemented Picture Perfect STEM to K-7. Select students in 5th - 8th grades are able to participate in the Middle Grades STEM Academy while select 9th grader may enroll in STEM Bridge Courses. Tenth grade students may apply for the high school STEM Dual Enrollment Academy. A STEM education expansion, including additional personnel and STEM spaces in each building, is planned to provide students will more access.
STEM Education Guiding Principles:
- Children are born investigators
- Instruction is focused on core ideas and practices
- Understanding develops over time
- Science and engineering require BOTH knowledge and practice
- Opportunities must connect to student interests and experiences
- STEM promotes equity
- STEM promotes equality