Below are the 2021 1st Quarter results for the Pathway Program students in Managua and Leon, with all averages calculated using core-curriculum courses only:
Newsletter - November 2020
Ninety students completed the 1 st Quarter in the Pathway Program
Thirteen Pathway students were either 1 st or 2 nd in their class.
Thirty-four is the average class size for our Pathway students
Thirty-six Pathway scholars achieved outstanding averages of 90% or more
Sixty-one of our 90 students were in the top 10 in their class
Thirty-eight of our 90 students were in the top 5 in their class
Seventy-three of our 90 students Pathway students were in the top half of their class
Seventy-one of our 90 Pathway students achieved a grade average of 80% or better
The 1st quarter classes and our tutoring help were a mixture of online, in-class and online,
and full-time in-class. Thanks to last years’ experience, our students and staff were better
equipped to handle the fluidity of the situation brought on by Covid-19 this time around.
At first glance it appears that our students’ results have tanked since 4 th Quarter 2020 with
the number of our students with a 90% + average dropping from 61 to 36 and those with
averages of 80%+ dropping from 83 to 71. However when you look more closely at class
standing data, our students continued with 13 students in 1 st or 2 nd place and improved
significantly in the top-half, top 10, and top 5 categories. Kudos to them and our staff !!
The Pathway to Change Program operates on the premise that in order to be successful, it is critical to have the support of the children's parents.
Pathway to Change employs staff whose job it is to support each family through weekly home visits. They take books for the children and encourage the parents to read to them. These visits are crucial in enabling program directors to know of any problems the family is having that directly affect the well-being of the children, and where they may be able to assist, such as the loss of a job, illness, or domestic violence.
In addition to weekly home visits, monthly group meetings are held to maintain good relationships and open communication with the children's families. At these meetings, small group discussions on relevant issues affecting their children are often held and occasionally there is a guest speaker. More than anything, these meetings show the commitment parents have to the program and their willingness to make their child's education a priority.
The program also includes opportunities for the children to grow and develop their talents in areas that interest them such as dance, music and art. Being proficient in English is a key enabler in Managua, and the children attend English classes on the weekends.
They know that Pathway to Change is helping them break through the financial barriers that have traditionally denied them access to a good education, and they are proud to have their kids in the program.