Pike Road Schools (PRS) is a public school system located in southeast Montgomery County, Alabama. It began serving students on August 13, 2015. Initially, PRS served approximately 950 kindergarten through eighth grade students at the newly constructed Pike Road School. A grade level will be added each year. Pike Road is the fastest growing town in Alabama. As the system grows, additional schools will be added. The first graduating class will be in May 2020. The PRS mascot is a Patriot and the colors are red, white and blue.
MISSION AND VISION:
The Mission of Pike Road Schools is to create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create. The Vision of PRS is for students to belifelong learners who use their knowledge, skills, and influence to make the world a better place.
Town of Pike Road leaders and citizens began planning for Pike Road Schools in 2004. They met with several experts in the field. Because of their focus on best practices and continuous learning, they decided to be a Professional Development System (PDS).
On December 22, 2010, Mayor Gordon Stone and the Pike Road Town Council passed a resolution creating Pike Road Schools, separating from Montgomery Public Schools. On May 28, 2013, Mayor Gordon Stone and the Pike Road Town Council appointed five Board of Education members. On February 25, 2014, the Pike Road Board of Education named Dr. Suzanne Freeman to be its first superintendent.
THE PIKE ROAD WAY:
The strength of Pike Road Schools is grounded in a sincere desire to create a culture of intellectual curiosity. PRS is fearless about doing what is best for its students and how they do things is referred to as “The Pike Road Way.”
Pike Road Schools prides itself on being responsive to how students learn. PRS believes intellectual growth occurs when learners are genuinely engaged in their learning, and this happens when students are solving real problems for a real audience. Subjects are integrated as much as possible and students are researchers, curators, content creators, and publishers. Teachers guide, instruct, and support students in their learning as well as help them navigate content and resources. Learning in this manner causes students to retain what they learn and apply their learning to new situations. Teachers structure learning so that students have more ownership of their learning. Having ownership is an essential skill for a lifelong learner. In addition, teachers place no limit on student learning so that each student can reach his/her full potential.
NONDISCRIMINATION AND ACCESS TO EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
The Board of Education is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all students in the District. The Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability ("Protected Classes") in any of its student program and activities.
The Board designates the following individuals to serve as the District’s "Compliance Officer":
Lynell Carr, Special Education Coordinator, 500 Avenue of Learning, Pike Road, AL 36064, 334-420-5310, firstname.lastname@example.org.