A new tool makes it possible to have parents help plan pathways to learning for their children in middle school and high school.
The Prescott Unified School District is introducing the approach, called Pathways, at parent meetings through the district. Pathways is a series of flow charts of prerequisites and potential course sequences.
According to Prescott High School Principal Stephanie Hellig, pathways started at a faculty workshop.
“We had teachers from every grade level and every content area,” she explained. “As a district, we’re looking at where kids can go and starting that in fifth grade.”
The biggest piece of advice Hellig has for parents is to be involved in the decisions for their children’s education starting at least by middle school.
“The parents have to be involved,” Hellig said. “Don’t wait until your junior or senior year, because in a lot of ways, it’s too late.”