Supporting Students’ Career and Academic Plans
Students learn best when they have an interest in the subject and can see connections across disciplines. This contextual understanding, interdisciplinary learning and identifying of key concepts is the basis of MYP, the pedagogy by which all PHS students are taught. When a student enters PHS as a 9th grader, we want to provide direction to his/her 4-year journey based on interest. Thus, we ask students to choose a pathway of interest to guide their learning. Choosing a pathway is not the same as choosing a career path. Rather, each pathway adopts an industry theme or “program of study” to give students a real-world content for better understanding of the academic and technical foundation they will need to succeed in whatever post-secondary option they choose. Within this pathway are students with similar interests that can share in their learning as a member of a pathway cohort. The pathway model transforms a student’s high school experience by bringing together strong academics, demanding technical education and real-world experience, culminating in dual credit and/or industry certiﬁcations.
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