The Pathways School - Horizons

Get Directions4600 Powder Mill Road, Suite 100
Beltsville, MD 20705
Prince George's County
Referral Contact(s):
Admissions: Carol Papagiannis 301-649-0778
Disabilities Served:
06 - emotional disability
Capacity of Facility:
MSDE Approval Category:
Type I Special Education
Ages Served:
11 -21
Grade Range:
6 through 12
Private Pay Students Accepted:
Before and/or After School Program:
Nurse on-site (full or part time):
Wheelchair Accessible:
Hours of Operation for School Day:
8:15 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.(M, T, TH, F), 8:15 a.m. - 1:20 (W)
Length of School/Program Year:
10 month, extended school year
Program Description:
The Pathways School-Horizons middle and high school programs provides integrated academic and therapeutic services in a supportive, structured environment which concentrates on increasing the student’s realization of personal, behavioral, and academic goals. The educational environment, using therapeutic support, promotes learning at the student’s ability level. The curriculum focuses on courses required for graduation. A specialized reading and writing program is provided to students based on their needs.. The academic program is designed to meet the requirements of students’ IEP’s and to allow students to complete their secondary education by earning a Maryland or District of Columbia high school diploma or certificate. In addition to the academic instruction and individual and group therapy, a therapeutic school milieu is provided as a means to foster the development of stable and appropriate social skills and relationships. A structured behavior management system is utilized throughout the school program. Transition support services include experiential learning activities, career exploration, interest inventories, job development, job coaching and job maintenance. Students determined to be eligible for extended school year have an option to participate in Pathways’ credit recovery ESY program.
Related Services:
Individual and group therapy, family support services, individualized and small group instruction, transition services, social skills counseling, individualized behavior management, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.