Pathways Academy is a public charter school in Detroit, Michigan, that serves students in grades 7-12. Within a caring and supportive environment, this 21st Century school will provide students with the academic and ethical skills necessary for success in spite of the personal, emotional, and social challenges they are facing. Through a blended learning approach, and an extended-day schedule with access to onsite teachers from 9 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., the course of study will be focused on interdisciplinary activities and real-world applications. Day-care and early childhood education services will be provided onsite and accelerated credit recovery opportunities will also be offered.
Pathways Academy has been designed to prepare disconnected, vulnerable youth with options for adult living by also including rigorous dropout prevention and credit recovery components which will benefit especially those students that have fallen so far behind that, without an accelerated and focused credit recovery intervention, they will not have the opportunity to graduate on time. Accelerated credit recovery opportunities will be offered which will help to bridge the transition from a disconnected life to a meaningful life through completion of a high school diploma and exposure to career options, post- secondary training, and work opportunities. The curriculum that IEP utilizes is correlated with the Michigan Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards. Students will work with certified instructional staff, utilizing computer-assisted instruction to master the skills necessary to meet those standards.