Credit Requirements for Graduation
4 Credits English Language Arts
1 Credit each of Literature, Non-Fiction Literature, Composition and .5 Credit each for Grammar and Communication
3 Credits Math
1 credit each of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II
3 Credits Science
1 credit each in Physical Science and Life Science
1 credit student selected including .5 credit courses of Engineering, Anatomy & Physiology, Advanced Physical Science, Ecology or 1 credit in Chemistry (taken at MATC High School)
3 Credits Humanities
1 credit US History, World History and .5 credit of Civics and Personal Finance
2 Credits Technology & Design
Student selected from Art History, Design, Community Interdisciplinary Arts, 2D Arts Foundations, 3D Art Foundations, Drawing & Painting, Advanced Portfolio Design
1 Credit PhyEd
Student selected from Lifetime Fitness, Recreation Sports, Fitness Conditioning, Physical Education
5 Credits Required Electives
1 credit each of Entrepreneurship, Global Citizenship, A Healthy You, an Internship/Apprenticeship and Innovation Project
5 Credits Student Selected Electives
Students can select from additional course options in each subject, Dual Enrollment* and additional Internship or Apprenticeship opportunities.
4 Credits IMPACT 5th Year
THE IMPACT YEAR
Pathways High believes strongly that an additional year will provide the time and transition support needed by many students to bridge their entrance into postsecondary education and careers. IMPACT diploma students have the opportunity to design a fifth/IMPACT year which could include additional apprenticeships or internships, certification programs and up to 2 dual enrollment courses per semester. During the Impact year students spend the majority of their time outside of Pathways High both working in an industry/career of interest as well as pursuing coursework required for careers in the industry of interest.
In the 4th year of study, students and advisors work collaboratively to design the optional IMPACT Year as a supported launch to adulthood. Students identify how they plan to make an impact on the world, and with the aid of staff, create developmental goals and reflect on their experiences -- processes necessary for long-term success.
The IMPACT Year is designed to be highly personalized. Students are required to complete a Capstone project during their Impact Year which includes a give back to the local, national or global community. Students will showcase their critical thinking and EMPOWER skills in settings outside of school; their ability to identify, plan for and explore challenging problems; and their connections to the community.