Secondary (6-12)

Middle Childhood Education 6-8

The goals of the Putnam County Middle School Program are centered on developing an educational experience appropriate to the needs of the transescent (10 to 14 year old) learner.

Putnam County Middle Schools prepare students to

  • cope with physical changes,
  • cope with intellectual changes,
  • cope with social changes, and
  • cope with emotional changes.

Adolescent Education 9-12

Students in grades nine through twelve are expected to develop good work habits and attitudes, to complete rigorous core academic requirements, and to meet the requirements for a specialized career major.

Throughout high school, students are assisted in development of an educational and career plan to related individual strengths and interests to future educational choices and career goals. All students are expected to complete volunteer or work-based experiences.

Each high school offers a variety of elective and Advanced Placement classes. The Putnam County Technical Center also offers certificate programs in twenty (20) areas for high school students. High school students may take up to twelve hours of college work during the senior year.

Putnam high schools were the first in the state to adopt a four-period block schedule wherein students may complete four credits each semester. Each school offers a noon activity tutorial program for academic assistance and extra-curricular activities.

Graduation Requirements

  • Earn twenty-eight units of credit
  • Pass Algebra I Exit Exam
  • Complete career portfolio
  • Complete four core courses in concentration

Homebound Instruction

Putnam County Schools provides homebound instruction for students who have been approved by a licensed physician who specializes in the health condition to be absent for a period of three (3) or more weeks based upon the following criteria:

  • students with injuries, communicable illnesses, or health problems/conditions, which includes regular education students and disabled students;
  • students who are temporarily removed from school while undergoing evaluation required by safe schools violations, and
  • students who have been expelled from school.

Depending on the illness, there may be a need for a second opinion before homebound instruction is approved. Students who are absent from school for emotional conditions must have their homebound application signed by a psychiatrist and a treatment plan must be in place. When all three sections of the homebound application have been completed, parents/guardians will be notified regarding the start of homebound instruction.

If homebound instruction is prolonged, a written statement by a licensed physician who specializes in the health condition must be resubmitted at least every three months.

Contact Information

VACANT, Director 9-12

Lynda Rumbaugh, Director 6-8

Mary Humphrey