Principal's Message

 
Greetings, PRCS Family!

At the start of the new school year, we are filled with optimism and excitement as we enter the second year of the launch of our new mission and every day reaffirms that our programmatic enhancements are truly bringing dynamic and innovative practices into our building.

Two years ago, we went through the state renewal process, and with this engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process leading to changes in our overall mission, vision and academic program. This process has resulted in key initiatives such as student Writing Portfolios, restorative culture practices, equity development for staff, character education for all students, and tailored intervention programming. Additionally, we are finally able to make the transition to a 1:1 Chromebook model. Our staff and scholars are more excited than ever to meet out mission of providing a personalized education that challenges, inspires and prepares all students to passionately pursue their dreams and lead a life of civic engagement

This school year will see the introduction of even stronger focus on accountable and meaningful student discussion and explanation in the result of strong written responses grounded in academic language and vocabulary. Students will again be writing portfolio assignments in each of their classes, and will take time to evaluate their writing across content at least once a quarter. Teachers will be introducing new online platforms and resources to students through the 1:1 Chromebooks, and work with students to be digitally literate by the time they head to high school. We are also pushing students to grow in their personal development through the introduction of a character education program. Students will be learning about six key pillars: trust, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. We cannot wait to see the PATH student take this school year, and in the years to come!

Stay tuned for more updates and we wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous school year! Go Panthers!