Learning Pathways

I struggled with math in sixth grade, but in seventh grade I saw a huge improvement because of Learning Pathways. Now, instead of jumping to conclusions, I use my problem-solving skills. I know how to take steps and stay calm. I tell myself, ‘I got this!’” –Middle School student

Learning Pathways serves a small group of our students, focusing on skills and strategies through a personalized program inspired by the principles of Orton-Gillingham. Student and teacher work together to build foundational literacy skills and academic confidence to prepare for future independence.

The Orton-Gillingham approach – a sequential, multi-sensory, phonetically based system of instruction – is implemented in an individualized one-to-one teaching situation or in small groups. Multi-sensory learning simultaneously involves the visual, auditory, and tactile pathways to enhance learning. The course includes phonics for reading and spelling, penmanship, vocabulary building, reading comprehension, written and oral composition, organizational study skills, and self-advocacy.

Learning Pathways occupies one period in the student’s schedule. The program lasts one or two years and requires an additional fee.

To learn more about Learning Pathways, contact Shannon Salverda, Director of Integrated Learning.

Integrated Learning

UPrep's Integrated Learning Office helps students who learn differently meet the high expectations of our challenging academic program.