Sylvan Haseley, Principal
Dear Pathways Family,
Over the years I have had the pleasure of speaking with you at our PTA meetings, various town halls, after our spring and fall concert, and sports games, just to name a few. It’s a pleasure and honor to write to you as the principal of Pathways College Preparatory School.
As your principal, my leadership will stand on the shoulders of Pathway’s existing record of successes.
We earned eight well developed and two proficient ratings on our quality review
- 50% of our 2020 graduates earned Advanced Regents Diplomas
- Forty-nine graduates earned college credits this year
- Pathways final graduation rate will be an unprecedented 94% for 2020.
My immediate goal is to focus on middle school proficiency in ELA and Math. We urge you to sign the Seven Year, One School, One Family Pledge. This year alone, our valedictorian and salutatorian were students who made that seven-year pledge. Our data shows students earning 20 or more college credits at Pathways have taken this pledge. It is very clear our middle school must prepare for the rigors of high school and college. It is my intention to develop a plan that will move middle school proficiency in ELA and Math by 10 % over the next three years.
Our strategic intention is to expand student opportunities for literacy enhancements throughout the school’s curriculum. Pathways students will engage in literacy circles where they will on a daily basis, interact with complex text, present, defend their arguments and demonstrate strong writing and speaking skills. Socratic seminar and declamation (presenting and speaking) will be an essential feature of our school. It is my philosophy that if our students read, speak and write well, they will be ready for high school and college.
As we plan around the uncertainty of a new school year, we would like to invite you to participate in the selection of the right programming model for our students. Presently, we are collaborating with school campus leaders, the custodial team, school nurse, and nutritionist in creating a safe and healthy return to our building. Additionally, we are moving towards a synchronized instructional model, increasing office hours, and delivering traditional assessments. We will provide the professional development our teachers need to effectively deliver hybrid instruction with a combination of brick and mortar and remote learning.
Pathways family, I offer you continued leadership and a commitment to lead Pathways College Preparatory School from good to great.
Sylvan Haseley, Principal
Pathways College Preparatory School