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  Mission Statement  

The Pathway Star Academy seeks to provide successful transition to high school for overage 8th grade students.

 

The Pathway Optional Program seeks to provide academic and social support to long term suspended middle school students.

 

  About The School  

The Star Academy

THE PATHWAY STAR ACADEMY

 

Program Standards

 

 

Program Participants

The population to be served is 8th grade students who will turn sixteen (16) years of age before the end of their 8th grade year. 

Goals

The goals of the Pathway Star Academy are to:

1.      Provide intensive instruction to overage 8th grade students.

2.      Award high school core and/or elective credit(s) to those students who finish the entire program.

3.      Maintain rigor in all courses.

4.      Increase socially acceptable behaviors and positive attitudes.

5.      Enhance relevance to education through career and technical education courses.

6.      Increase intrinsic motivation and responsibility by fostering adult-student relationships through counseling and mentoring.

7.      Assist students in developing skills, academically and personally, that will lead to future success.

8.      Work to eliminate barriers to academic success.

 

The Pathway Star Academy Curriculum

 

Programmatic Components

To meet the students’ needs, Pathway Star Academy’s staff will:

1.      Follow the Mobile County Public School System’s pacing guide as set forth by the Division of Curriculum and Instruction.

2.      Provide intensive and accelerated academic instruction with support to overage 8th grade students.

3.      Utilize Star Academy as the technology based program.

4.      Evaluate available test scores for remediation purposes.

5.      Develop an individualized learning plan to provide academic assistance.

6.      Ensure that all academic work is authentic to maintain fidelity of the program.


The Pathway Optional

THE PATHWAY 

Program Standards

 Program Participants

The population to be served is:

1.      Students who have been long-term suspended from their home middle school and recommended for alternative placement by their home school principal.

2.      Middle school students who have been expelled by the Mobile County Public School System’s Board of School Commissioners.

3.      Students administratively placed by the Executive Director of Student Support Services

Goals

The goals of the Pathway school are to:

1. Provide instruction to middle school students.

2. Maintain rigor in all courses.

3. Increase socially acceptable behaviors and positive attitudes.

4. Enhance relevance to education through career and technical education courses.

5. Increase intrinsic motivation and responsibility by fostering adult-student relationships through     mentoring and counseling.

6. Assist students in developing academic skills and social skills that will lead to future success.

7. Work to eliminate barriers to academic success.

The Pathway Curriculum 

Programmatic Components

To meet the students’ needs, the Pathway’s staff will:

1.      Follow the Mobile County Public School System’s pacing guide as set forth by the Division of    Curriculum and Instruction.

2.      Determine the end of quarter grades by using the withdrawal grades from the home school and grades earned at the alternative school for long term suspended students.

3.      Place students in appropriate courses.

4.      Evaluate available test scores for remediation purposes.

5.      Develop an individualized learning plan to provide academic assistance.

6.      Ensure that all academic work is authentic to maintain fidelity of the program.

7.      Schedule students courses grade-level appropriate.


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