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PATHS Model School

PATHS Education Worldwide social/emotional curriculum has paved the way at Shortlidge Academy since 2016.  Proven success measured by the faculty, staff and students has demonstrated the hard work and dedication of Shortlidge Academy becoming one of the model schools.

PATHS is a human connection that integrates practices and values into everyday actions that nurture reflection, awareness and caring expectations.  This evidence based, school-based program is a space that most of our highest needs schoolsfind themselves in before learning can take place in the classroom.  In recent studies of brain science, structural practices of social/emotional learning essentially should take place over time. It has been discovered that responsive stable relationships are the core to brain development and the impact of trauma on children has been a major barrier in building trusting relationship for years. Making kids feel safe, secure, strong and successful is the core to brain development and families should be part of process. With this key ingredient, students will be extraordinary people who are not only resilient, but have the capability of living a productive life.  


Kindergarten will identified the feelings of happy and sad; and identified the facial expressions that go with each of those feelings.

1st grade lesson in PATHS was Sharing!

2nd grade practiced using the Yellow and Green Lights on the Control Signals Poster.