Paul Anderson High School

The Paul Anderson Youth Home (PAYH) is a residential home providing Christian rehabilitation for troubled young men seeking an alternative to incarceration.
In 1977, the Paul Anderson Youth Home (PAYH) established its on-campus school: Paul Anderson High School.
The PAYH has recently become fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
We offer a wide range of classes and individualized tutoring to provide each student with academic options for their future.
With a curriculum that is tailored to each student, we seek to meet them where they are and challenge them for the future.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1961
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students14 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
Students by Grade Paul Anderson High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size5 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorBetty Burris
Admissions AssociateDonald Conner

School Notes

  • Continuing the mission set by Paul Anderson and his wife Glenda in 1961, the PAYH seeks to teach our young men that they are created by God and have a special purpose in life. We believe that young men with self-confidence and Christian character will become givers rather than takers, assets rather than liabilities. The PAYH also provides help for parents of troubled teenagers, through resources, counseling, and referrals.
  • Our unique program is designed to develop each young man spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially.
  • The daily curriculum combines Biblical teaching and academic training in our accredited high school, while incorporating physical fitness, emotional development, and social awareness while instilling a strong work ethic.
  • Our staff provides over 245 combined years of experience ministering and counseling young men and their families.
  • The PAYH specializes in character building, which is evident in our over 90% success rate. The low recidivism rate of PAYH alumni is attributed to our unique program as well as continued support from the PAYH after graduation.
  • The PAYH is a Christian charity. To ensure the PAYH's Christian foundation is not jeopardized, neither local, state, nor federal funds are accepted. We depend on the support of individuals, corporations, organizations, churches, and foundations who partner with the PAYH to provide a second chance for the young men and their families which are entrusted to this ministry.
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