"Pathways" is a term used to describe the individualized journey that each student takes as he/she works towards graduation and it is identified by the Ontario Ministry of Education as one of the pillars of Student Success.
Our Board believes in a Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) model, with what we refer to as "Pathways to Opportunity" beginning in Kindergarten. Pathways to Opportunity is flexible, changeable and unique to each student as we know, when a student’s educational program is aligned with their interests, skills and abilities they are more engaged and able to establish reasonable, attainable goals. As a student develops and broadens his/her skills, knowledge, and experiences, from grade to grade, they can further refine these goals.
Programs support pathways, student achievement, career planning, and successful transitions for all students from K-12. Established policies and procedures ensure the development and implementation of programming that supports all destinations.(initially, elementary to high school, followed by post-secondary destinations such as the community, workplace, college, apprenticeship and/or university)
Pathways to Opportunity acknowledges the importance of the interrelationship between supports that are put in place to enhance student learning and the experiences that are provided.
The Board works with the community to provide equity of opportunity for students to access specialized programs and communicate the availability of these programs to students and parents.
For more information about Pathways programs, please visit: www.yrdsb.ca/pathways