At Pathways, we offer a range of educational services to support student's personalized learning plans. One planning tool that can be very helpful at the start of the year is the Learning Plan TK-8. This document outlines the four primary subject areas as well as their sub-domains. Using this document as a guide, families can sketch out curriculum and class options by subject area. Paired with the Pathways Recommended Curriculum TK-8 these two resources can support families just joining the program.The range of resources available include:
- Curriculum: We can purchase curriculum from over 50 catalog vendors (see Curriculum Catalogs from the Academics tab). We also have a collection of recommended and commonly used curriculum in our regional curriculum libraries (see link under Academics). Over the past two years, we have developed charts of recommended curriculum by subject and grade level which help parents new to the model of Independent Study consider different aspects of curriculum. This chart is linked above and can also be found on the links to the right under each subject area.
- Classes: We offer a variety of classes at our offices and learning centers. To learn more about what is offered in your region, go to the "Locations" tab across the home page bar- select your county/region and then select the link for "classes". We also sponsor classes offered by a variety of community vendors. This information is also found on each regional page under the tab "VCI" for vendor course instructors. These vendors range from art studios to nature exploration camps.
- Online Courses and Enrichment: We offer stand-alone 9-12 grade online courses and supplementary online core curriculum for K-12. This information is found on the pages in the menu to the right and full courses are in our regional class schedules. Look for specific ordering instructions in the chart on the page "online curriculum".
- Field Trips: Each year we sponsor a range of exciting field trips for all ages. To learn more about this year's trips, select Academics from the top menu bar and then Field Trips..
Please review the charts for your child’s grade level and plan to visit a regional Pathways’ Library in August when we will have a majority of the recommended curricula available for preview. Once you have determined the curriculum components that will work well for your child, you can work with your IST to find copies in our libraries or order a new set for your child. (Please see the student handbook for more information on ordering guidelines.) These charts are by no means an exhaustive list of all of the possible materials a family in our program could use, but they do serve as a starting place in your search for curriculum components.