The Placer County Pathways Charter School is located at multiple sites in Placer County. As a Placer County Office of Education school, Pathways serves students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through twelve (TK-12).
The Pathways Charter School serves students in several distinct programs. Find information about these programs below.
Assembly Bill (AB) 104
provides options for students and parents/guardians to address learning
recovery needs. Students
who were enrolled in high school during the 2020-21 school year may apply to
have one or more letter grades replaced with a Pass/No Pass Grade.
For the 2021-22 school year, parents and guardians of PCOE students have the option to enroll their student(s) in in-person instruction or independent study under Assembly Bill (AB) 130. If you are interested in independent study, or wish to schedule a conference to learn more about independent study, please contact your site principal.
For some adults, early events or experiences in life may have prevented them from obtaining their high school diploma. Placer County Office of Education feels that they should have the chance to successfully achieve this academic accomplishment.
iCARE Come Back Program (Intensive Community Action for Responsive Education Come Back Program) is an independent study program specifically designed to address the academic needs of adult students who have not completed high school and who wish to obtain a high school diploma. iCARE Come Back Program reaches students who have "dropped out" or are not currently enrolled in any school or who face particular challenges, such as health issues or the need to work, that make daily attendance difficult. iCARE Come Back Program educates students who have fallen behind in their studies, provides opportunities and resources to increase career/workforce readiness skills, provides individualized instruction, and assists students in achieving a high school diploma.
Visit the Come Back Program
iCARE is a partnership between the Placer County Office of Education and local school districts and provides a program tailored to the student's educational and social-emotional needs. iCARE provides a variety of services and supports to ensure developing academic and social-emotional success. Academic intervention is provided for those who need credit recovery or extra academic support. iCARE has a low teacher-student ratio to provide differentiated instruction and Individualized Learning Plans for all students. iCARE provides opportunities for enrichment to students who benefit from social-emotional support, substance-abuse awareness classes, classes related to anger-management/decision making, and health and wellness activities. Academic and Career Counseling is provided to all students and a broad course of study is available using a blended model of in-class instruction, Career Technical Education, and online coursework. iCARE may also provide a voluntary independent study option for students who are probation referred, expelled, or voluntarily placed by the parent.
iCARE (Intensive Community Action for Responsive Education) is a county community school program serving seventh through twelfth (7-12) graders who are probation referred, expelled or voluntarily placed by the parent. iCARE provides a small classroom setting with individualized instruction and support. Students have access to Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. CTE programs and services are a key component of the 9th-12th grade portion of the iCARE program. These high school classes offer an integrated curriculum for students who thrive with experiential learning. Classes are highly engaging, incorporate employment skills, and prepare students for a specific career pathway and/or two-year community college entrance. All instructors work to integrate standards and provide a real-world application to develop relevant learning. iCARE may also provide a voluntary independent study option for students who are probation referred, expelled, or voluntarily placed by the parent.
iLearn Academy is an Independent Study program which serves families with children in grades TK-8 who choose to educate their children at home or in a home/school hybrid program. iLearn Academy maintains a core belief that independent study is a viable educational alternative. iLearn teachers collaborate with parents and students to provide a rigorous, common core standards-based learning plan that addresses individual student needs and interests. The iLearn Academy program also provides students access to online learning, on-site enrichment classes, field trips, and school-wide events to promote community and connections with others.
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WHO REFERS STUDENTS TO THESE PROGRAMS?
Students are referred to these programs by the Juvenile Court, Placer County Probation Department, or local school districts.
WHAT IS THE WORKABILITY PROGRAM?
The WorkAbility Program provides valuable pre-employment transition skills training to special education high school students currently enrolled in one of the Placer County Office of Education Court and Community Schools.
WHAT IS THE COME BACK PROGRAM?
The iCARE Come Back Program (Intensive Community Action for Responsive Education Come Back Program) is an independent study program specifically designed to address the academic needs of adult students who have not completed high school and who wish to obtain a high school diploma.
Here you can view the Student Services Student Handbook.
Placer County Pathways Charter School LCAP & Annual Update
View the LCAP for Placer County Pathways Charter School
Directions to the Come Back Program Location
Directions to the iCARE Location
Directions to the iLearn Academy Location
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