Anoka-Hennepin is committed to providing special education services to students with disabilities who have not yet met the requirements for a diploma through their Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals to the age of 21. Students with special needs who have completed high school, have not yet taken their diploma and have transition needs, benefit from a setting that is specifically designed to prepare them for working and living in the community.
Pathways is a secondary special education program designed for students with educational disabilities and transition needs who are between the ages of 18 and 21 in post-secondary education and training, employment, and independent living. The program offers a functional and vocational curriculum with a focus on the acquisition of skills to promote increased independence in the community and a successful transition from high school to adult life.
We provide students:
- An environment of achievement to assist students in gaining skills and confidence
- A positive school climate characterized learning and the acquisition of skills
- Supportive partnerships with our students, families, and community
- Caring staff who have a passion for learning, sharing, and positive relationships
- Wrap-around support through individualized teaming and collaboration to meet student needs
Program components include:
- Community-based learning experiences
- Post-secondary education and training opportunities
- Independent living skills instruction
- Employment experiences including jobs and job training
- Social skill training and support
- Additional resources available for individual needs, growth, and increased independence