Tailored programs 和 opportunities for students ages 14-22
衔接学校’s Upper School program (USP) takes a proactive 和 individualized approach to serve the academic, 社会, 和 transitional 需要 of young adults with special 需要 ages 14 to 22.
衔接学校’s Upper School program has a unique approach to special education that combines the Pennsylvania common core, 英语/语言艺术, 数学, 社会研究, 科学, 健康与体育, 艺术与人文, 阀杆 activities 和 Technical Education state st和ards by adapting content 和 presentation that meets the student’s academic 目标.
All students at 衔接学校 have access to our Innovation Center supporting our 阀杆 programming. We also provide immersive technology that enables all students to utilize netbooks, 平板电脑, “智能”交互式白板, 和 online programs that support our in-class curriculum.
在我们的高中, students use 阀杆 programs to explore their passions, 目标, 以及潜在的未来职业. We encourage our students to get involved in our Beats by Girls, 机器人, 我们的早校广播“今日之路”, engineering 和 vocational-technical (Vo-Tech) class, 的电子竞技, 和 other 阀杆 activities that Pathway offers. Our individualized 和 evidence-based curriculum provides our upper school students the opportunity 和 freedom to use “Design Thinking” to empathize, 解决问题, 创造和学习新技能.
在一个小教室里, the teacher 和 teacher assistant(s) focus on opportunities to implement 和 practice active learning skills 和 社会 awareness, using a research-based 社会 skills curriculum. Individualized instruction 和 flexible instructional pacing are incorporated into classroom instruction to address student learning. This specialized attention ensures that the student’s educational 和 行为 需要 are being supported.
A subdivision of our Upper School program is our Transitional Living program (TLP). This program’s courses are for students who require an emphasis on life-skills necessary for transitioning to adult living. 在通路, we identify the students’ 需要 和 meet them where they are now, while providing them with the tools to grow 和 succeed in their lives beyond Pathway. Our TLP provides that 和更多的 for our students.
Students in TLP are offered core curriculum classes such as 英语/语言艺术, 数学, 艺术, 音乐, 戏剧, 和 阀杆 activities with the addition of career training, 社区整合, 旅游培训, 社会化技术, 决策和日常生活习惯. For our students, real-world experiences are key to their success.
The TLP students practice 和 generalize learned skills in the natural setting where these skills are expected to occur. 收到食谱, 去杂货店, 购买所需的食物, 按照食谱做这顿饭, 吃正餐, 和 cleaning-up after the meal is an example of a real-world activity students in TLP may be exposed to. Students have the opportunity to follow their daily-life routines set in place, but also gain experience 和 knowledge when a routine shifts or it does not go as planned. 有学习烹饪工艺的经验, public transportation schedules 和 traveling, 资金管理, 职业机会与期望, 个人护理, 和 daily living activities will occur in this program.
Pathway’s Upper School students who enjoy art 和 design, 戏剧艺术, 园艺, 和 music are encouraged to utilize our fine arts programs at Pathway. These programs build teamwork, self-awareness, confidence, 和更多的.
Currently, our Theatre 艺术s Program is proud to collaborate with 赫杰罗剧院公司 在特拉华县.
The emphasis on 社会 awareness is especially important in the Upper School, as our students begin to prepare for independence after graduating from Pathway. This includes taking a Senior Seminar Class as a part of our 过渡服务 when a student is preparing to graduate from Pathway. This class educates the students on career exploration, 创建简历, 准备面试, 填写工作申请表, 维护自己的权利, 和更多的. Pathway也有 职业教育计划 that helps students receive job training to enhance their 社会 和 employability skills, first through an on-campus job 和 then with local businesses, 在Pathway职业教练的支持下, 根据需要.
Additional educational opportunities within the Upper School include the "通往大学之桥"项目. This allows options for dual enrollment at Montgomery Community College for eligible students. 在通路, all of our students take their own path tailored to their 目标, 需要, 以及未来的抱负.
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