The Pathways School - Horizons

Get Directions4600 Powder Mill Road, Suite 100
Beltsville, MD 20705
Prince George's County
Referral Contact(s):
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 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 core courses such as reading and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, keyboarding basics and career exploration. A specialized reading program is utilized to meet each student’s individual needs. The academic program is designed to meet the requirements of each student’s IEP 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 curriculum, students receive related services through a structured therapy program, which emphasizes group therapy, individual therapy, and crisis intervention. A therapeutic school milieu is provided as a means to foster the development of stable and appropriate 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.
Related Services:
Individual, group and family counseling, social skills counseling, crisis intervention, recreation, art, drama, poetry, support groups, individualized behavior management, speech therapy, occupational therapy, transition counseling.
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