Mission The North Smithfield High School Pathways mission is to engage students to be problem solvers and self-motivated adults with the communication skills and academic aptitude to succeed in their desired post-secondary college and career choices. The Pathways at North Smithfield High School provide high school students with an educational program that is intellectually stimulating and personally relevant with a strong emphasis on becoming a responsible citizen by leveraging technology, business partnerships, project based learning, and 21st Century teaching to enhance the student experience.
RESPECT - We believe that respect throughout the entire school community is essential in order to foster positive relationships and create an effective learning environment. RESPONSIBILITY - We believe that responsibility is the foundation for success. As a community of learners, we are accountable to ourselves and to each other. Be present, be prepared, and participate. PERSEVERANCE - We believe in perseverance because nothing of value is accomplished without having to overcome challenges. The ability to persevere through challenges will shape our academic, professional, and personal growth. SELF-DIRECTION - We believe that self-directed learners take an active role in their own academic and ethical development, both in and out of the classroom. Self-directed learners take action by engaging in work that is both personally enriching and beneficial to their community. INTEGRITY - We believe that integrity is the quality which gives meaning to education. As honest and morally principled learners, we are prepared to make valuable contributions to society.
NSHS Guiding Beliefs About Learning:
we WORK HARD to complete MEANINGFUL tasks.
we TAKE RISKS and learn from our mistakes.
we APPLY what we learn.
we COLLABORATE meaningfully with others.
we REFLECT upon our work and ACT upon constructive feedback.
we are given FLEXIBILITY, SUPPORT and PATIENCE.
NSHS Pathways Task Force Mr. Steve Boss Mr. James Fitzgerald Mr. Tom Yeaw Ms. Regina McAdam Ms. Bronwyn Valorose Mr. William Pepin Ms. Lauren Nelson Ms. Natalie O'Brien Ms. Pat Kolanko Ms. Clare Arnold Mr. Tim McGee Ms. Rita Vieira