1088 Bagwell Drive Scottsburg, Virginia 24589 Ph: 434-476-5131 Fax: 434-476-5132 pathwaysdayschool@gmail.com

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 About Pathways Day School

Pathways Day School was established by Doris Chism, Owner of Pathways Youth Services, LLC. The schools were built on over two acres of land located in Scottsburg, Virginia. The current Pathways Day School has the capacity to accommodate 60 students. Pathways Day School has since upgraded its facilities to two additional buildings now serving elementary, middle, and high school age students. Pathways Day School services students who are diagnosed with the following disabilities: Emotional Disability, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Other Health Impairments, Aspergerís, and Autism (elementary). In 2014 we were fully accredited by Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education.

Who We Are
Pathways Day School can provide the residents of Halifax County and surrounding localities with the opportunity to learn in a structured environment. We believe that all individuals should be given the opportunity to acquire, integrate and apply knowledge for self enrichment. We are aimed at teaching and enforcing new methods of communication, problem solving, decision making and assuming responsibility for actions. Our program offers a number of services which include social and life skills, money management, vocational/job/career development, and educational enhancement. The faculty fully meets licensure standards established by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and is licensed as a Special Education school. Low student to teacher ratio allows amply opportunity for one-on-one interaction.

Our Philosophy
Pathways Day School believes that students who are not able to participate in public school programs due to individual learning problems, psychiatric problems, emotional disturbances, conduct disorders or other maladaptive behaviors should be provided with educational opportunities which allow them to progress academically and emotionally. The educational program is designed to ensure each student has access to education. Our program focuses on educating the total student through positive communication, support and constructive criticism.
The program will strive to teach responsibility, self-awareness, accountability, teamwork and self-reliance. Troubled teens learn how to cope with mental, social and emotional problems with guidance. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student for transition into a less restrictive environment (LRE).