More than a High School
Paladin Career and Technical High School uses an individualized instructional model for each student. Our model incorporates work-based learning, seminars, project-based learning and experiential learning to meet the needs of each individual student.
Students earn credit towards graduation by attending seminars in a variety of academic areas, participating in trips and treks, completing projects, meeting employment/ entrepreneurship goals (work-based learning), attending Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO), along with a variety of other methods.
Students who have struggled to be successful in the education system in the past need a variety of support systems if they are to experience success at Paladin Career and Technical High School and beyond.
In addition to the personal/social support offered by school staff, flexibility and relationship building are also provided in the education model. Each day starts with a thirty minute success team meeting, where students learn to build and strengthen their natural resiliency by engaging in the circle process.
The circle process gives students a platform to share progress on current projects, discuss current events, and most importantly, it gives students a chance to learn how to build relationships with both peers and adults. For many students learning how to interact in socially acceptable ways is as important as building academic skills.
Because of our focus on experiential learning, we build real world experiences into our curriculum, helping students make immediate connections between the course content and the world around them.
All school field trips are used as a tool for building community with one another and school staff. These trips can come in any number of forms, from bowling to rock climbing. We intend for these experiences to build skills in teamwork, self-confidence and interpersonal relationships.
Every student has a personalized learning plan based on the credits the student needs to in order to graduate. The individualized nature of the plan helps engage the student to their unique educational needs and goals while meeting state graduation requirements.
At Paladin, we believe in the innate strength of young people and their ability to overcome adversity with the right support. Our mission is to help students realize their own potential and provide an environment for students to thrive.