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About PATHS

School Calendar:
2019-2020

Social Media:
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Brochures:
Arabic
English
French
Portuguese
Somali
Spanish

Sessions:
I: 8:00-10:30
II: 11:00-1:30

Sending Schools:
Bonny Eagle
Cape Elizabeth
Casco Bay
Deering
Falmouth
Gorham
Gray-New Gloucester
Greely
Portland
Scarborough
South Portland
Westbrook
Windham
Yarmouth

                       

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to acquire 21st century academic, creative and technical skills needed for entry into the global workforce and/or postsecondary education in order to become contributing members of their community.

About Us:
PATHS is greater Portland’s career and technical education (CTE) high school. Maine’s CTE schools are centers for hands-on, technical education and career-focused programs. Today's CTE programs (previously known as vocational) prepare students for a wide range of high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers. 
Students have the opportunity to attend PATHS to learn a career pathway of their choice while still in high school. 

Students attend PATHS for two years during 11th and 12th grade. PATHS is not a full time high school and students still attend their primary sending school for half of their day to earn their core academic credits. Academic credits awarded through PATHS programs are determined and awarded by partner school. Students attend one PATHS program during their two years at PATHS during one of two sessions: 8:00-10:30 or 11:00-1:30.

Students will graduate with a high school diploma from their sending school while potentially having obtained a national certification and college credit in the field of their choice. Our programs offer articulation agreements and dual enrollment agreements with area community colleges that will enable you to graduate from high school with college credits. Programs also offer the chance to receive national certification in their industry area, which will give you a leg up on job competition. Please visit individual program pages to see what college credits and certifications are available.

Core Values:
Students
:  PATHS is committed to providing students with an authentic and rigorous Career and Technical Education (CTE) learning environment; building skills and knowledge that expand creativity, problem solving and the innovation required for the current and future workplace.
Community: We believe that as a CTE center, one of our inherent strengths is our relationship with our community partners. We will support and advocate for our
 students, families, schools, businesses and each other, as well as seek to expand these relationships.
Empowering Professionalism: We will continue to embrace our professional responsibilities, be self-reflective and committed to personal and professional growth.  Through equal and consistent accountability and support for both students and staff, we will develop effective and innovative teaching and learning practices.  
Trust & Collaboration: In order to have a supportive and respectful culture for each other and our students, we recognize the need to nurture an environment of trust.  Individually and collectively we will construct an atmosphere of collegiality recognizing that our combined experiences and perspectives guide our efforts to create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration.
Communication: We recognize that effective communication is vital to healthy organizations.  Therefore, we will practice open, honest and regular communication with our colleagues, students, and our community partners.


It is the policy of Portland Arts & Technology High School not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. If you have questions, have witnessed or have experienced acts of discrimination based on these criteria and wish to express a grievance contact our Titel IX/504 Coordinator Barbara Stoddard at (207)874-8100 or stodbra@portlandschools.org

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Policies, Inquires and Complaint Procedures