Our Philosophy

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.