Clayton Academy (Pittsburgh, PA)

Programs at Clayton Academy

Clayton Academy services Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) students in grades 6–12, with a current seat capacity for 125  high school students and 125 middle school students.

Clayton is proud to be a member of the "Pittsburgh Promise" program, which offers financial assistance to students who are meeting certain attendance, academic, and behavioral requirements set forth by the district for postsecondary educational plans. Each "Promise Ready” student will receive up to $10,000 a year to assist with his or her college plans.

This year, Clayton Academy is participating in the Pittsburgh Alternative Education Basketball League. Students in grades 9–12 will be eligible to play. Clayton students also participate in volunteer opportunities with such local groups as the Urban League, the Pittsburgh Project, One Hill, Second Chance, and the North Side Alliance, doing things like working with the elderly and assisting with food distribution in shelters. We also hold weekly meetings of Clayton's Wolves group, led by Mr. Benson, where students who have achieved Wolf status and who participate in student government discuss the school's status and progress. Additionally, Clayton will begin to roll out the executive process this year for all students displaying exemplary leadership skills so that these students can continue to develop into young men and women who will lead our youth into the future.

Students begin and end each day with "Community Assemblies." During this time, the community is able to share pertinent information about the school and upcoming events/dates. During assemblies as well, students take ownership of various behaviors—both positive and negative—and receive feedback from their peers on desired behaviors.