The success of Pathways to College is built on a simple premise: that a small number of capable students and committed instructional leaders can:
- change children’s lives;
- develop better teachers; and
- positively impact school climate.
Pathways provides a safe place to be smart, where interested and motivated students can break free of anti-academic peer pressure and negative influences. Utilizing their successes as examples, we provide explicit leadership development for these students and their teacher-coaches, with the goal of raising the aspirations and expectations of their peers. These two strategies, in concert, can slowly but surely begin to change the culture of the entire school.