MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
At Pathlight Preparatory our middle school curriculum offers a wide array of opportunities to foster the intellectual achievement of each student. Small class size, a personalized student approach to, a collaborative educational setting, and dedicated instructors encourage academic excellence and inspire student to discover and strive to reach their full potential. Although the curriculum is rigorous, students view Pathlight Preparatory as a supportive and engaging environment. Instructors are always available to assist students in need and welcome the opportunity to offer academic support throughout a student’s academic progression.
In all curriculum areas, course content and lessons are teacher-directed and designed with frameworks for integrating educational technology to assist our instructors plan for how to effectively utilize digital tools and applications in the classroom that will assist student to become active learners and develop their interests and skills to become life-long learners in our rapidly changing technology-driven evolving world. Our students are encouraged to work to their highest potential, achieve strong high school (secondary school) preparatory skills, and gain a broad knowledge in all academic disciplines.
We operate on the semester system and students take a minimum of seven courses each academic 180 instructional calendar school year. Our course description guide features standard and honors course offerings, in order that students will be able to examine themselves in a supportive, yet intellectually challenging, small-school learning environment. Our students are encouraged to develop a range of skills for critical thinking and self-expression and to mature into socially active global citizens. With this in mind, our academic curriculum enables students to become high school (secondary school) ready within a faith-based and character values-based, education.
A PATHLIGHT PREPARATORY MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATE REPRESENTS
Middle School Graduation Requirements Outline
REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATION:
Pathlight Preparatory is committed to supporting students in their personal and academic endeavors, with a focus on assisting our students meet their high school and college potential. To earn a College Prep academic diploma, all students must complete at least a four year plan, three-year accelerated plan consisting of a minimum of 18 units during grades 06, 07 and 08. Students earn one unit for each 36-week (one-year: a minimum of 180 teacher-directed instructional days) course and a half unit for each 18-week (one-semester: a minimum of 90 teacher-directed instructional days) middle school course. As a high school and college preparatory private school, Pathlight Preparatory currently meets and exceeds the Florida Department of Education State Standards for middle school progression and graduation.
At Pathlight Preparatory, a student’s program of studies should be cooperatively planned by the student and parent with assistance of Pathlight Pteparatory Administration and Guidance Department to meet the individual needs of the student. A Middle School Personalized Education Plan (MS-PEP) will be established for each student.
The middle school course requirements shown below provide a foundation from which students may begin planning their middle school course selection. High School admissions policies and academic requirements vary widely. In collaboration with a Pathlight Preparatory High School Planning & Placement Guidance Counselor, students will build a middle school personalized plan for middle school graduation based on their interests and academic, high school and college goals.
Standard Middle School Graduation Requirements
4 Credits: ELA - English - Language Arts
4 Credits: Mathematics
3 Credits: Science
3 Credits: Social Studies
2 Credits: World Languages
1 Credit: Fine and Performing Arts, Speech & Debate, OR Practical Arts
1 Credit: Phisical Education & Health
6 Credits: Additional Core and/or Non-Core Courses
TOTAL: 24 Credits
Minimum GPA: 2.00 on a 4.00 Grade Point Average Scale