The alternative school program shall be operated as part of and in accordance with the regulations applicable to the regular school program and with all requirements of the law and guidelines of the State Department of Education. There are rules specific to NASTUC that go beyond those that apply to students in the regular program. Students placed in the alternative school program are subject to the policies and rules of conduct and discipline as well as any other rules of conduct and discipline deemed appropriate by the superintendent and/or director. During the placement time, students are not allowed on any school campus or at any school function. (Possible exception: district school bus transportation.)

Dr. Avence Pittman, Jr.
Dr. Avence Pittman, Jr.Director

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915 Denmill Rd
New Albany, MS 38652


I am excited to serve as the Director of the New Albany South Tippah Union County (NASTUC) Alternative School. It will be our goal to provide students an educational experience while meeting the social and emotional needs of each student. Students will have the opportunity to continue with their academic classes from their home schools while enrolled as a student at NASTUC.

We will assist students with making the right choices and empowering them to demonstrate consistent improved behavior upon return to their home school. We will hold students to high expectations and model the expectations for our students. We desire to build working relationships with all stakeholders for the success of our students.

If you have questions or concerns, please call 662-538-4100 or email at


Avence Pittman Jr., Ph.D. 

Dr. Avence Pittman, Jr.
Dr. Avence Pittman, Jr.Director
Mary Buggs
Mary BuggsSecretary
Tammy Almand
Tammy AlmandElementary / Special Ed.
Tonya Chapin
Tonya ChapinEnglish
Michael Erby
Michael ErbyDirector of Safety & Security
Pamela Marshall
Pamela MarshallMath
Rico McDonald
Rico McDonaldSocial Studies
Shane Sanderson
Shane SandersonScience