Beginning with our youngest students and continuing through their high school experience, explicit instruction is offered in following directions, independent management of personal belongings and working cooperatively with peers.

All of Pitt Academy’s students are taught important life skills, for example: how to comparison shop, how to pay for items and check for the correct amount of change, how to read a menu, how to locate items and sections in stores, how to plan and prepare meals, how to use basic kitchen appliances, basic hygiene skills, communication skills, importance of safety, how to care for self and others, basic home and living skills (vacuum, dust, sweep, laundry, folding clothing), etc.

During high school, students begin incorporating work skills into their curriculum. Students take on responsibilities in the school store, assisting in the school office, as well as participating in jobs with the school cafeteria. They learn about the job application process, including: how to write a resume, how to apply for a job, what to expect during a job interview, how to answer questions appropriately, and acceptable behavior in the work place.

The Community and Workplace Instructional Program was initiated in the 2016-17 school year for our high school students.  This program offers students the opportunity to learn and practice valuable workplace skills at multiple sites within the community.

As students near graduation, Pitt Academy works closely with appropriate agencies to assist with each graduate’s transition to post secondary education or the job market.

Eligible Pitt Academy graduates are able to attend Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center in Eastern Kentucky at no cost for training, as well as food and lodging.  For more information on Carl D. Perkins Vocational Center go to