Comprehensive Distance Learning

Welcome to Hawthorne Alternative High School – Home of the Coyotes

Hawthorne Alternative High School is a public school (part of the Pendleton School District) that offers a variety of educational options for high school students.

Due to the fact many students enroll in Hawthorne severely credit-deficient, students are able to individualize their schedules based on their academic needs. Flexibility with scheduling offers many students an opportunity to work at a pace that allows them to recover credits and make progress toward completing their academic plans.

Students interested in attending Hawthorne Alternative High School are required to get a referral from Pendleton High School.

Students at Hawthorne are held to conduct standards consistent with the mission of the PSD. Staff members at Hawthorne are committed to helping students attend school regularly and conduct themselves appropriately at all times. Policies have been created and are in place to help students with attendance and/or behavior difficulties.

Student to
Teacher Ratio

Student Body

students with 90%
or higher attendance

Latest News Articles…

Chris Fritsch

Superintendent Message – August 4, 2020 (6:20 pm)

Earlier today, I sent an update regarding the Pendleton School District’s Comprehensive Distance Learning plan.
Chris Fritsch

Superintendent Message – August 4, 2020

All of you should have received a message from your child's school last evening, describing what our initial plans are to implement Comprehensive Distance Learning.

Past News Articles…

Letter to Parents

In light of the metrics that the state has required for our school district to provide in-person
instruction, we will start the year with comprehensive distance learning.

Superintendent Message – July 30, 2020

I realize that with Tuesday’s announcement by Governor Brown and my correspondence to you on Wednesday, many of our families have been pushed into panic mode as you deal with employment, childcare, making ends meet and a quality education that all children deserve.

Superintendent Message – July 29, 2020

It has been a while since I last communicated with all of you, but we are at a point that we need to communicate plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

Superintendent Message – July 16, 2020

Since June 10, our district has been working on a plan to reopen schools in the fall.

Upcoming Events…