The PODER Academy Secondary School (P.A.S.S.) will serve students in grades 6 - 9 this year, and will expand a grade every year up to the 12th grade. It was created in response to parent concerns about continuation for students graduating from PODER elementary.
The school will operate in it own, newly renovated facility located at 1100 Richardson Court. The building was formerly owned by the Park Addition School and the Chaplin School. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so efforts will be made to retain as much as the original architecture as possible. Further renovations will be made in phases, with plans to include state-of-the-art indoor gym area.
P.A.S.S. offers the full "Basket of Goods" courses that are required at other schools in the district. This includes math, english, social studies, science, and writing. The school will maintain the same level of structure in place at the elementary school, but will integrate additional features and supports geared toward older students.