Pathways Program Curriculum
The Pathways Program provides mainstream
academics, functional academics and vocational curriculum. Within this
framework, the staff works to guide each student to pursue goals and
objectives included in the IEP. The school program is designed to
provide subject areas related to general education curriculum, career
development, employment, self-awareness and independent living skills.
English language Arts
class emphasizes communication skills through written and oral
language. A variety of stories (related to human interest, newspaper
articles, biographies, and outside independent reading) are read and
discussed. Structured assignments are given to assess comprehension,
build vocabulary and spelling skills, and foster the ability to write a
minimum of five grammatically accurate sentences on a given subject.
Calendar and Alphabetical order activities, telephone messages,
functional sign recognition and form skills are included as well as
letter and journal writing and computer based assignments.
with all academics, the individualized math class is designed to help
students follow directions with major attention given to consumer
related activities of budgeting, banking, shopping, making change,
paying taxes, and tipping. The class is also designed to build upon
students' understanding of time and time relationships, how weekly
wages are computed, and measurement (through use of rulers, yardsticks
and cooking projects). Calculators and teacher made worksheets are used
to assist students with their understanding of whole number operations
involving + , -, x, and word problems. Weekly community trips to local
restaurants, shops, and banks give "hands on" practical experience
involving money relationships. Students are also involved in keeping
the financial records and ordering inventory for the CCHS school
store, “The Patriot Canteen".
Pathways I & IIIn Pathways, students investigate educational,
social, vocational and recreational issues that are paramount to
success at Concord-Carlisle High School. The individualized nature to
this program helps to serve an eclectic range of academic, medical and
social needs each student possesses. In Pathways I (A BLOCK), students
study the close relationship between success in school and success on a
job or with a career. This is accomplished by examining critical
vocational behaviors necessary toward choosing, acquiring and
maintaining competitive employment.
Pathways program promotes an emphasis on transitional issues. The
career development component of Pathways places students at specific
tier levels according to individual skills and needs. Regular
monitoring by the vocational coordinator/job coach and employers assess
the student's progress. During Pathways I students are exposed to
concepts involving an understanding of career development. Moreover,
topics such as work ethic, the importance of punctuality and following
directions, and recognizing employer/employee relationships are
reinforced in the classroom for all students. The vocational program
provides placement at both in and out of school work sites. A student's
movement to a new work site is based on his /her ability to meet the
goals in each tier level.
take adapted physical education twice a week during Pathways II. The
curriculum is devoted to using the CCHS Fitness Center (to develop
strength training & cardiovascular fitness), seasonal sports, mixed
games, and other activities.
technology, speech and language, physical therapy, occupational
therapy, and individual counseling: These services are based on a
student's individual need developed at the TEAM meeting and
incorporated in the IEP.