The IMPACT Diploma
We believe 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. Various opportunities will be available for our IMPACT year students including, but not limited to, apprenticeships, internships, certification programs and college/university coursework. During the IMPACT year students spend the majority of their time outside of Pathways High working in an industry/career of interest as well as pursuing coursework required for careers in the industry of interest. At the conclusion of the fifth year students will present a capstone project which includes a give back to the local, national or global community.
The Basic Diploma
A Basic diploma will prepare students for multiple postsecondary pathways including, but not limited to 2-year and 4-year college degree programs. Students pursuing the Basic diploma will be well equipped with the academic and EMPOWER skills necessary for success in college and beyond. Basic diploma students in good academic standing* will be able to pursue 1 dual enrollment course each semester during their senior year.
Proposed 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 Humanities
1 credit US History, World History and .5 credit of Civics and Personal Finance
3 Credits Math
1 credit each of Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II
4 Credits Required Seminars
1 credit each of Entrepreneurship, Global Citizenship, A Healthy You and an Internship/Apprenticeship
4 Credits Required Electives
1 credit each of Student Selected course options in Art, Technology, PE and Innovation Project
3 Credits Science
1 credit each in Physical Science (Physics) 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)
5 Credits Student Selected Electives
Students can select from additional credits in each subject, Dual Enrollment* and additional Internship or Apprenticeship opportunities.
4 Credits IMPACT 5th Year
*Students must be in good academic standing which is defined by students who are on track with yearly artifacts and minimum subject standards.