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PATHWAYS
High School

Pathways High School

Pathways is an alternative approach to the learning environment. Traditionally, a school year was based on a specific number of days and hours that students are required to be in the building. The Pathways program has proven that a focus on demonstration of knowledge and proficiency is a better measure of outcomes than how many hours a student is in a building. We allow for scheduling flexibility and focus on student progress through the curriculum without the constraints of the traditional seat time requirements, in exchange for more accountability for demonstrated learning.

Pathways Points of Pride

Graduation Rate of 86%: Higher than the state average of 80.5%

44 Students Graduated in 2018-19:
11 students graduated a Semester early; 5 students graduated a year early; 2 students came back as 5th year seniors

State Mandated Testing:
96% participation

Internship/Job Shadow Experience: 13 Students participated 1st semester; 23 students second semester at the following locations:

  • Advent Physical Therapy
  • Blue Flame Thinking
  • KH Bus Garage
  • Centerline Engineering
  • Competition Engineering
  • Designing Dreams Floral
  • Megawall Corp
  • Schmitt’s Animal Hospital
  • Senior Neighbors
  • St.Anns
  • Taste Buds
  • Visions Hair Salon
  • Westwood Hills Animal Hospital
  • Zinser Elementary
  • Alpine KDL
  • Sobie Meats
  • GR Popcorn Co
  • GreenridgeWalker/Plainfield
  • Headstart
  • KH ECC

College/Trade School Visits: GRCC, GRCC MTECH, Empire Beauty Salon, 10th & 11th Grade to KCTC, Baker College

Staff Professional Development Speakers

  • Capturing Kids Hearts
  • Career and Employability Conferences, Teachers in Industry
  • Performance Assessment Training
  • Personalized Learning Conference meetings and conference with ABC/ Workforce Development Alliance

Speakers

  • Universal Forest Product
  • Universal Tech Institute
  • Baker College
  • GRCC M-Tech
  • Military Recruitment Officers
  • Deputy Erhardt (KCSD)

Career Experiences

  • KH Career Fair, Professional Interview Day
  • Student Interviews with: Feyen Zylstra, DeWys Manufacturing, St. Ann’s, Junior Achievement, Walker Tool & Die, Buist Electric, Head Start and Signature Graphic
  • Detroit Pistons Careers in Sports day
  • Career Quest @ DeVos

Company Visits

  • Commercial Tool & Die
  • Applied Textiles
  • ArtiFlexAutomatrix
  • Walker Tool & Die
  • Tooling Systems Group
  • Mary Free Bed
  • Grand Rapids Police Department
  • Ingall’s Photo Studio
  • Elzinga & Volkers
  • Senior Neighbors

Pathways Core Values
Create a Family Atmosphere | Model a Workplace Environment | Possess a Hard Working Attitude


Registration/Application
Pathways is a unique program and we ask that students fill out an application.

New Students and students of partnering districts will be enrolled as KHPS students and will need to complete the online registration at https://gateway.khps.org . Please pick an appointment date and time at the completion of the online registration.

To the appointment, please plan on bringing the following documents:
1. Original Birth Certificate
2. Current Immunization Records
3. Proof of Residency

If you need to speak with the registrar, please call (616) 784-2511.

MORE INFO
For more information please contact Jared Herron, Kenowa Hills Pathways Principal, at jherron@khps.org or (616) 784-2400 X7340.

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