Phone: (573) 431-2616 ext 6101
Fax: (573) 431-2710
412 West Fite Street, Park Hills, MO 63601

Alternative School

Central Alternative School provides educational services to Central Middle School and Central High School students. The students who are assigned to Alternative School have demonstrated difficulties adjusting and succeeding in the traditional classroom setting.

This program (Tier 2) is designed to provide an education to students that are at risk; by providing an environment where they are able to be successful. The Alternative School’s goal is to assist students in receiving an education and developing positive self-esteem so that they may return to the Middle School or High School campus.

The Alternative School also offers a High School program (Tier 3) to assist students in completing High School and earning a High School diploma. This program is specifically designed as an option for students that have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending the High School campus and being successful. The students that attend this program will meet High School requirements in order to receive a High School diploma. 

The teaching staff at the Alternative School work diligently to provide a structured setting where students can gain self-confidence, earn credits and acquire the skills necessary to be successful upon return to the main campuses. 

Central Alternative School seats are assigned by the Middle School and/or the High School Principal. All students assigned are currently enrolled in the Central R-3 School District.

-Don Bess

Our Faculty & Staff

Below are the faculty and staff of the Alternative School. 
Listed below each person is their title, email, and/or webpage information.
Next to the X is the direct phone extension for each person.


Don Bess
Don BessSafe School
Riley Calvird