Reading

Pathfinder Regional Technical High School

Objectives of the Title One Reading Program

The Reading Strategies class may be accessed and scheduled by any Pathfinder student at any grade level: freshmen through senior year. It is designed to promote improved literacy skills for students with diverse learning styles. It is a supportive classroom which recognizes individual learning differences. This includes assistance and instruction in reading comprehension and written expression embedding in the common core curriculum. Literacy is all encompassing, accordingly, the RS class provides assistance to the student in need of comprehending their core academic classes: English, History, Science and Related, providing extra time to finish tests, get assistance in reading passages for text, and additional guidance in academic work.

MCAS test-taking skills are practiced beginning in the freshmen year with particular emphasis as a sophomore. Students who have not received the appropriate ELA score on MCAS may be assigned individual instruction in the ELA in the Reading Strategies class.

Cooperative learning group formation is fundamental to the structure of the Title One Reading classroom. Group interaction in reading and writing result in more productive attitudes towards completing academic assignments as well as improving student’s social/emotional development.

Of critical importance is to help students realize the importance of literacy and written language in their everyday lives, whether at school or on the job, in order to develop reflective thinking skills for life-long learning and interaction.

Reading FACULTY

Sue Dalesandro

Reading Teacher

Lisa Fuller

Reading Teacher

Pathfinder provides a robust program of essential academic coursework to ensure students’ readiness upon graduation to pursue an array of career pathways, as well as prepare students to be successful, independent members of society. Beyond core offerings in English, mathematics, science, and social studies, Pathfinder students may also elect accounting, health and wellness, and foreign language options. In addition to traditional college and career readiness driven academic courses, students may engage in Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment opportunities.

Pathfinder offers a wide range of vocational technical programs. We have expanded our offerings to include 15 unique programs. These exciting programs give students a competitive advantage both in college and in the workforce. Our programs are designed to help students create and follow pathways to a career of their choice.  Pursue your passion and enjoy your education!

The Cooperative Education Program at Pathfinder is an optional experience for seniors and juniors (second half of the school year) having a minimum 1,000 hours in their technical area. Through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employer, the student will receive job placement related to their technical area of study during their “shop week” with wages paid by the employer. To be eligible, a student must have the recommendation of their technical program teachers, meet the required grade, attendance, and discipline standards. The student must also have their OSHA 10-hour card. Some technical areas may require additional certifications prior to entering the program.

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