The Personal Pathway Program at Peck Community School is an exciting opportunity for 6th and 7th grade students from across Holyoke to participate in an educational program tailored to meet their individual needs. This program is based upon the Summit Public Schools’ approach to personalized learning that is rapidly becoming a national model. P3 will combine a college and career preparatory curriculum with a mentoring program that will connect each student with an adult guide. Daily use of technology will help students manage their work and provide them with exposure to the skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
This program is open to all students in Holyoke. Next year one hundred 6th and 7th grade students will participate in this program and will be chosen by lottery. Complete and return the enclosed registration form to secure your student’s place in the program.
Projects will require P3 students to learn important skills for high school, college and the workforce. Students will produce complex presentations, present their thinking to others, work in teams while learning to plan their time effectively. For example, students learn presentation and mathematics through planning a major sporting event. They develop budgets and present their project plans to peers.
Learning and interest in school are enhanced when students have opportunities to explore. P3 students will be provided with opportunities such as art, music, computer coding, robotics, and physical education so they can develop health bodies and curious minds.
Personalized Learning Time
Each P3 student can learn foundational knowledge and skills at their own pace. Some students will be able to study ahead while others get additional supports. This is possible by using a computer-based learning system that lets each student progress at his or her own pace. Students learn to take responsibility for their own learning by being given the tools necessary to plan out their studies.Teachers oversee students during personalized learning time and check in with them regularly to ensure they are progressing.
Mentor and Community Time
Every P3 student has a mentor who meets with the student once a week. Mentors help each student develop the habits and skills that they need to be successful. This adult guide also serves as the first point of contact between the school and family. Mentors will also focus on developing a strong sense of community among the students in the program and will make every effort to include parents in our program and in Peck Community School.