Mastery of academic content and life skills (defined as EMPOWER* skills) is the foundation of Pathways High’s learning philosophy. We believe evidence of mastery is best measured by student work products, not standardized tests. Furthermore, we believe traditional school’s approach of assigning standards to specific grade levels (eg. 9, 10, 11, 12th grades) is arbitrary. At Pathways High all academic content (Priority Standards**) and EMPOWER skill standards are mapped to student work and credit is given to students whenever credit is due. In other words, only demonstration of student’s mastery of a specific standard either inside or outside the classroom, not a student’s grade level, determines when credit is given. Therefore, 9th grade students can demonstrate mastery and receive credit for 11th grade standards and vice versa. Everyone learns at different rates and standards mastery and credit attainment is a fluid continuum over a student’s time at Pathways High. At Pathways High we know that supporting our students’ pursuit of individual’s passions can lead students to achieve mastery beyond the typical high school level for specific disciplines. Our personalized approach to learning enables all students to pursue unique pathways to success in postsecondary education, career and life.
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