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Dear Pathways to College Students and Parents,


Welcome to Pathways to College! Thank you for making PTC your educational choice for the 2019/2020 school year. We welcome both our new and returning families to what promises to be another great year of learning.


We are excited about the great opportunities for learning that are available for your child this year. We know that our students can achieve anything if we, as a school community, provide the support and motivation they need. We remain committed to providing every child with a safe, orderly, academic environment where everyone is working toward the same goals for success.


At PTC our highly trained Administration, Teachers and Support Staff are committed to providing our students and families with a warm welcoming environment where students are highly engaged in their academics. Our families are an integral part of our students’ learning experience and continued success and we welcome active members of our parent and school community to participate at PTC.


In 2018-2019 PTC mastered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) creating a calmer, more focused campus environment. The student store was a huge success: students used their CatCash to purchase school supplies, free-dress passes and coveted Lunch with the Principal!


In 2019-2020 we will focus on mastering our academic learning. Teachers have participated in professional development, learning how to increase rigor in our curriculum to generate better student outcomes.


We hope that you will take the opportunity to read the handbook in its entirety and that you will refer to the handbook frequently during your sojourn at PTC. If you have questions regarding its content, please contact your child’s teacher, an office staff member, or me.  




Craig C. Merrill

Principal / Executive Director

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