Pathfinder Academy combines advances in technology, evidence-based learning, and feedback from leaders in the workforce to create an environment that prepares students to be truly successful; success that can be seen, measured, and felt through high school, college, and beyond while balancing academics and personal interests.

 

See our Technology Enabled Educational Model. .

We blend this learning environment with onsite core discipline tutors, and a full-time academic coordinator.  Our academic coordinator will design engaging collaborative projects for the students to work on as a team.  These projects will mix core curriculum concepts with volunteerism, civics, and leadership.

 

We support our students with in-person tutors for core subjects, onsite, several times per week.  Supplementally, we offer Khan Academy practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Our goals are straightforward. We want to help our students:

 

  • Recognize and organize their own learning system–their way of acquiring, processing, and structuring information.

  • Be precise in thought and communication. Eliminate the noise and identify the signal.

  • Be confident in managing situations where there are lots of unknowns.

  • Be able to self-direct inquiry with an independent, entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Develop the skills, confidence, and initiative to create and execute their plans.