Academics

Changing Lives, One Student at a Time

Our Programs

Pre-Kindergarten

The Pathways Pre-K Program is designed to focus on gross and fine motor skill development for three and four year old children, using a hands-on approach to active learning.

Age-appropriate activities take place in a print-rich environment to stimulate letter and word recognition through theme-based unit instruction, Our latest award-winning curriculums, InvestiGator and Links to Literacy, allows us to give your child everything they need to prepare for Kindergarten.

Kindergarten – Eighth Grade

The Pathways’ curriculum has been developed to work effectively through individualized instructional plans. Our entire operation is centered around a core of teachers working together to provide an environment that nurtures and strengthens the students’ self-esteem. Students are valued for their unique strengths and talents, and individual plans are designed to stimulate academic growth.

The curriculum follows the Sunshine State Standards and uses those benchmarks as a guideline for assessment in order to assure the students a smooth transition to each grade. In addition to the Florida mandated subjects, students are instructed in Life Skills, Study Skills, Social Skills, Spanish, Physical Education, Music and Art.


Special Programs

McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

The McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is for students who have a current IEP (Individual Education Plan) in the public school system.

Homework Room

Homework assistance with a certified teacher is available after school, Monday – Thursday.

Step Up For Students Scholarships

This scholarship covers the majority of the cost of tuition of lower-income students and is accepted by Pathways School. Parents must pay a small fee to cover the difference.

EDC (Extended Daycare)

Extended Daycare is available before and after school to accommodate working parents. Organized activities and extra-curricular clubs keep students busy and happy.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

VPK is a state funded program for children who turn four years old by September 1st. Our full day, full year program runs August – August. The VPK Program pays for 540 hours of Pre-K. The difference is paid by the parent.

Therapies

Speech and Language Therapy, Physical, and Occupational Therapy are available for students who are tested and found to be eligible.

Tutoring

Students who need extra academic help receive tutoring with the subjects in which they struggle. Success is monitored throughout the Catapult Tutoring Program and shared with the parent. The student’s classroom teacher has important input into the process and both Teacher and Tutor collaborate to see that the needs of the child are being met.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp at Pathways is not only educational, but, fun! There are a variety of games, sports, arts & crafts, and interesting activities. Our Summer Camp gives every child a wonderful experience with an excellent benefit: many activities will also reinforce and build upon what your child has learned during the previous year, so our campers come back to school ready to smoothly move into the new school year.


Curriculum Enhancements

Pre-K – 8th grade curriculum features language and character building activities that foster tolerance, acceptance, and an overall general feeling of well-being and self-esteem. Additionally, good values, respect for authority, and common courtesy are taught at Pathways School. Life Skills, Study Skills, Character Curriculum, Foundations of Citizenship, Guest Speakers, and Field Trips are also integral parts of our curriculum. We have many extra-curricular activities for the students to be involved in: Basketball, Kickball Club, Chess Club, Bonsai Club, Safety Patrols, Drama, Guitar, Math Club, Flag Football, Keyboarding, Soccer, and Volleyball, Student Council, Track, Spanish, Art, and Physical Education.