Welcome to Pathways Schools of Innovative Education
Mr. Richard Wiley is the Pathways Principal and the Director of Innovative Education.
I am committed to assisting our students, families and schools with all their non-traditional learning needs. I support Distance Education, Online Learning, Adult Community Education, Adult Corrections Education, Accountability Ratings and Protocols, Homeschooling, Social-Emotional, Discipline & Behavior Learning, Attendance & Truancy Compliance, English Language Learning and Remote Rural Schools. If you have any questions or need assistance in any of these areas, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of my staff at any time. We would be delighted to help you achieve your learning goals.
Pathways is an alternative, Distance Education program that provides an opportunity to students who wish to pursue their education in a non-traditional forum. All secondary courses in grades 6-12 utilize an online Learning Management System called Edgenuity. Elementary students in grades 3-5 can also be accommodated through distance education on an as need basis.
Pathways uses a state-approved distance education model called concurrent enrollment. Students have 6 classes all semester long. Students are required to work in all 6 classes every week throughout the semester in order to maintain enrollment. Students who fail to maintain enrollment due to lack of work will be un-enrolled, but may apply for conditional re-admittance on a case-by-case basis.
Attendance is counted according to Competency Based Instruction, meaning course completion instead of “seat time.” Physical presence at the Pathways campus is not required to complete classwork nor to be counted present for attendance purposes except to take state-required assessments and course final exams. Students are always encouraged to come to the building and work onsite in person with their teachers whenever they are able.
Students should plan to work in each of their 6 classes for at least 50 minutes every day in order to make sufficient progress and complete courses by semester’s end. Students are expected to work a minimum of 5 hours per day, or 25 hours per week total.
Although teachers provide academic support and direct instruction when needed, academic success at Pathways requires independent learning. Students must be highly disciplined, personally responsible, innately motivated and goal-oriented. Students who are unwilling or unable to work independently on grade level work should consider pursuing their education in a traditional school setting.