Placer County Office of Education Mission Statement
The Placer County Office of Education provides successful educational programs designed to educate a wide variety of students with diverse needs, birth through adult.
Student Services Mission Statement
To increase student achievement through rigorous and meaningful instruction to all students.
Program OverviewThe Placer County Pathways Charter School is located at multiple sites in Placer County. As a Placer County Office of Education school, Pathways serves students in grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12).
The Pathways Charter School serves students in several distinct programs:
iLearn Academy is an Independent Study program serving families with children in K-8 who choose to educate their children at home or in a hybrid program. iLearn teachers regularly collaborate with parents and students to provide a rigorous, standards-based learning plan that addresses individual student needs and interests. The iLearn Academy program also provides students access to on-line learning, on-site classes, field trips, and school-wide events to promote community and connections with others.
CARE (Community Action for Responsive Education) is a County Community School program serving sixth through ninth grade students (6-9), offered in partnership with identified middle schools and high schools in Placer County. CARE classes provide a small, self-contained setting with individual student attention as part of the school's comprehensive intervention system. Parents of CARE students must agree to have their children participate in the program. CARE teachers provide core instruction aligned to the local school's curriculum, and students may attend other classes for electives at their local school, PE and other courses as they are able. Students enrolled in the CARE program also have access to local school extracurricular activities including athletics and social activities. Students will only be enrolled in a CARE class on a district campus with the permission of the host school district and the host school.
Intensive CARE (iCARE) is a County Community School program serving seventh through twelfth graders who are expelled, referred by probation or the School Attendance Review Board, or placed by parent. Intensive CARE classes provide instruction in a small and supportive setting. Students have access to Career Technical Education options as they make progress toward their learning goals. Academic and Career Counseling is provided to all students and a broad course of study is available using a blended model of in-class instruction and on-line coursework.