Listing Type : MANSEF Schools
Location : Maryland / Baltimore County
County : Baltimore County
Phone : 410-387-4601
Fax : 301-649-2598
Referral Contact :
Disabilities Served : 06 - Emotional Disability, 10 - Multiple Disabilities
Length of School/Program Year : 10 month, Extended School Year
MSDE Approval Category : Type I Special Education
Capacity of Facility : 20
Ages Served : 11 - 21
Grade Range : 9 through 12; 6-8 considered if appropriate
Private Pay Students Accepted : No
Setting : Day
Before and/or After School Program : No
Nurse on-site (full or part time) : No
Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
Hours of Operation for School Day : 8:25 - 3:30 M, T, Th, F 8:25 to 1 on W
Program Description : The Pathways School-Catonsville provides integrated academic, therapeutic, and vocational services through community-based programming. Pathways emphasizes the use of restorative practices and proactive therapeutic intervention and does not utilize restraints or seclusion. The cornerstone of the program is allowing students who have not been successful in traditional school-based settings to receive individualized delivery of service within community settings. Individual and group therapy sessions, as well as, small academic group activities are scheduled for the Catonsville school site. Individual instruction, experiential learning opportunities, and career exploration are implemented in a variety of locations in the communities surrounding the school and students’ homes, including public libraries, community center, shopping centers and workplaces. Placement in this program offers students the opportunity to engage in their education within an individually tailored environment and gives them the option to earn a Maryland High School Diploma, earn a High School Certificate, or prepare to take the GED. The program model allow students who have not been successful in traditional school-based settings the opportunity to complete their secondary education. The extended school year program offers a credit recovery option.
Related Services : Individual and group therapy, family support services, social skills counseling, individualized behavior management, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.