Exciting news – the P3 Personalized Pathway Program is expanding effective fall 2017. While the program will primarily serve Peck students, there will be a limited number of seats available for students from other district schools.
The Personal Pathway Program at the William R. Peck School is an exciting opportunity for students in grades 6-8 from across the district 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 combines a college and career preparatory curriculum with a mentoring program that connects each student with an adult mentor. 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. P3 is program offered in partnership between HPS and OurSchools, a Massachusetts nonprofit.
Projects require P3 students to learn important skills for high school, college and the workforce. Students 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 learns foundational knowledge and skills at their own pace. Some students are 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 also focus on developing a strong sense of community among the students in the program and make every effort to include parents in our program.
The P3 Program will be holding an Open House on Thursday, June 22nd from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM to provide classroom tours, program applications and information. The William R. Peck Full Service Community School is located at 1916 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA. If interested in visiting the P3 Program for a tour on another date, please contact P3 Program Director Tom Pandiscio at firstname.lastname@example.org.