Prospective families can print the NEW ADMISSION APPLICATION from the Pathways’ website –

 New Family Enrollment OR drop by the school office, 410 S. 3rd Street in Gadsden, during THURSDAY office hours from 10am-4pm through May 28, 2020.

NOTE: The school office will be closed for a short summer break in June and will re-open at 10am on July 9, 2020 in the NEW LOCATION – 1766 Hwy 77 in Southside, AL (in the same shopping center as the Bridal Garden).

If you have any questions, please contact the Pathways’ office.

You can send a message via the main Pathways’ FB page,


OR email pathwaysacademy@hotmail.com


The Early Bird Discount provides our Re-Enrolling families an opportunity to save $10 off your regular tuition rate by re-enrolling before the July 31 deadline!

Returning families can REGISTER & PAY TUITION with our
ONLINE Re-Enrollment Form.

You can click here to Re-Enroll today! –https://pathwaysfamilyupdate.cheddarup.com



If you answered YES to either of the questions, your family will need to submit new CHURCH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FORMs (CSEF) to the Pathways’ office. By law, we are required to send the form to your local Board of Education. For your convenience, you can click here to print the 2020-21 CSEF: https://tinyurl.com/2020-21csef (Please submit one CSEF per enrolled child to the Pathways’ office by August 20, 2020.)

SUMMER BREAK REMINDER: After Thursday, May 28, the Pathways’ Resource Center offices will be closed for a short summer break. PLEASE NOTE: On Thursday, July 9, the school offices will re-open at OUR NEW LOCATION — 1766 Hwy 77 in Southside! We are looking forward to everyone seeing the New Pathways’ Resource Center complex! Mark your calendars for the following dates. The OPEN HOUSE for the New Resource Center location is scheduled for 11am-2pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020. The Pathways’ Family Kick-Off will be held on Thursday, August 20 at the Kiwanis Pavilion & Playground in Noccalula Falls. The Pathways’ Family Re-Enrollment Deadline is also Thursday, August 20, 2020!

Until we see you again, we are praying all of you and your loved ones will have a safe and healthy summer!
We look forward to helping our families navigate the new school year.

Your Pathways Academy Administrators
~ Darlene Harcrow and Kathy Hayes
After registering on CheddarUp, families have both ONLINE & OFFLINE payment options to choose from. <<Families who enrolled prior to the $125 tuition rate should carefully read the payment information listed on the payment item.>>

1.) TO PAY ONLINE: CheddarUp accepts credit/debit cards, and e-checks.

2.) TO PAY OFFLINE: Just check the option to “PAY with CASH or CHECK”, then you can choose one of these 4 payment options:

* PAY IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE: Drop by the Resource Center during THURSDAY office hours to pay with cash, check, credit/debit card, or money order. The school office will be open from 10am-4pm through Thursday, May 28, 2020. The office will be closed during the month of June and will re-open at the NEW LOCATION (1766 Hwy 77 in Southside, AL) on Thursday, July 9, 2020.

* DROP PAYMENT IN THE COMMUNICATION INBOX: If you are unable to visit during Thursday office hours, please re-enroll/register your family for the new school year on the CheddarUp site (marking the “Cash or Check” option allows families to pay offline.) Then you may drop your check or money order (in a sealed envelope with the teaching parent/guardian’s full name written on the front) into the After Hours Communication/Deposit Box attached to the back porch of the Pathways Academy Resource Center. (We strongly recommend writing “For Deposit Only” on the back of checks before dropping your envelope into the INbox.) NOTE: The After Hours Communication Box will be moving to the NEW SOUTHSIDE LOCATION on May 30, 2020.

* PAY via POSTAL MAIL: You may mail your check or money order to the Pathways’ Resource Center: P.O. Box 411 Gadsden, AL 35902

* PAY via PAYPAL: Send your online payment to pathwaysrc@gmail.com. In order to receive proper credit for your tuition payment, you must provide the Teaching Parent/Guardian’s full name with the PayPal note. (Many PayPal email addresses are not identifiable.) 

*To insure proper credit is given for all OFFLINE payments, please provide parent/guardian’s full name and advise what your payment is intended for when submitting your payment.


Prospective Pathways’ families are encouraged to watch for the New Family Admissions packet to be available on the
“Enroll with Pathways” tab soon! – http://pathways-academy.org/enroll-with-pathways/



































We are very proud to announce our Valedictorian and Co-Salutatorians for the Pathways Academy Class of 2020!

Isaiah Gallardo, son of Mario and Lisa Gallardo, has been selected as our Class of 2020 Valedictorian.

This year we have Co-Salutatorians ~

Meleah Brunson is the daughter of Andy and Melissa Brunson.

A.J. Solomonik is the son of Alexandre and Amy Solomonik.

These students are amazing young people and we are very pleased to have them representing Pathways Academy. We look forward to seeing where their plans and dreams will take them in life! Congratulations!


Dear Families of the Class of 2020,

What a remarkable year this has been so far. We hope that you are all safe, healthy, and well. We know the shutdown in our state has affected your plans for this spring and ours as well. However, we want to let you know that your administrators are still planning, working, and praying for our graduation ceremony to be held as scheduled – Saturday, May 16 at 2:00pm at The Church at Wills Creek. Of course, this date depends on Alabama’s health order being lifted in May. But even if that does not happen, we want to reassure you that Pathways Academy does intend to provide our Class of 2020 graduates with the ceremony they deserve.

We know that due to health concerns, many of our loved ones will not be able to attend this year’s graduation ceremony. In order to help everyone enjoy this milestone in our senior’s lives, we have secured the services of Mr. Tommie Goggans who will be providing a live stream during the ceremony and creating a video recording of the graduation ceremony. It is our sincere prayer that this will help ease the burden that this virus has placed on our graduates and their families.

Our Class of 2020 Remind group is the official method of receiving messages and info regarding graduation, especially concerning possible changes in the ceremony schedule or location. Please be certain that you and your senior have joined. You can choose to be notified by text or email. Please sign up here – https://www.remind.com/join/pathgrad20

GRADUATION REGISTRATION: Have you registered your senior(s) for graduation yet? Paid your grad fee? If not, please do so as soon as possible: https://pathwaysclassof2020graduation.cheddarup.com

FINAL PROGRESS REPORTS DEADLINE: All 2nd semester grade reports with the senior’s completed Diploma Request form should be submitted no later than 4pm on Thursday, May 7, 2020. (The Diploma request form can be printed from the school website or submitted online: https://tinyurl.com/2020diplomarequest) The grade report deadline has not changed as final transcripts are still necessary for graduation purposes. I will need every minute I have available to complete transcripts for our 51 Pathways’ graduates. To expedite this process (for both admins and parents), please use the homeschool reporting site to submit final grades. However, hard copies can also be dropped off in the Communication Inbox attached to the back porch of the Pathways’ Resource Center or mailed to the following address:
Pathways Academy
Att: High School Administrator
P.O. Box 411
Gadsden, AL 35902

IMPORTANT DETAILS: If your senior has not completed a graduation exam (ACT, SAT, CLT, ASVAB, etc.) or still needs to achieve a score that meets Pathways’ diploma requirements, please immediately email Michael at pathwaysacademy@hotmail.com to examine your options.

FINAL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST: If your senior requires an official transcript to be sent following graduation, you will need to request one here: https://tinyurl.com/pathwaystranscriptrequest Reminder: Transcript requests are completed in the order they are received. Official transcripts will not be issued until after our original graduation date of May 16, 2020.

All Pathways’ Class of 2020 graduation information can be found on the school website: http://pathways-academy.org/gradinfo/

GRADUATION CEREMONY DEADLINES: Graduation forms and photos are still being accepted. The grad prep deadline has been extended to Friday, April 24, 2020 in order to give Denise and Darlene time to prepare the slideshow and final ceremony details. This is the absolute deadline for seniors who wish to walk in the formal graduation ceremony hosted by Pathways Academy. If your senior has changed his/her mind about walking in the formal ceremony, please inform an Admin no later than April 24, 2020.

This is the site to upload Grad slideshow photos:
(Details for submitting photos <number, how to order photos, etc. are on the school website.)

Seniors walking in the ceremony must complete the Grad Info Form: https://tinyurl.com/classof2020gradinfo
(This is the senior bio that will be read during the graduation ceremony. Please keep that in mind as your senior completes the form. This form should be submitted no later than April 24.)

PICKING UP GRAD GEAR: If you ordered grad gear with the group order, Michael will be available at the Resource Center on Tuesday, April 21 from 1–2pm. Please come to the door and knock; Michael will bring the gear to you at the door. If you are unable to come by on this date, please send an email. Darlene will be able to meet you for pick-up at the new Pathways’ Resource Center building in Southside (on the opposite side of the Bridal Garden complex).

Thank you so much for your diligence and for being a part of our Pathways family. It is our honor to serve our families. We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our Class of 2020 seniors with you!


Michael Driskell
Pathways Academy High School Administrator




Hi Pathways’ families!

Our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In regard to Gov. Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health’s mandates that all non-essential organizations suspend operations, we regret to inform you that we must temporarily suspend open office hours at the Pathways’ Resource Center.

We realize that this might cause some difficulties, but the health and safety of everyone in our community – loved ones, friends, and neighbors – must come first. Your Pathways’ Administrators will be working from home while the offices are closed. You are welcome to contact us if you have any immediate needs or concerns. Send us a message via the Pathways’ FB page: www.facebook.com/pathwayshomeschool, email: pathwaysacademy@hotmail.com, and/or by phone: (256) 494-1600. However, we request that parents leave a complete message stating the need/concern along with their full name and phone number so that we can consider the answer/solution (if possible) prior to returning the message/email/call. Our goal is to save your time and ours by not playing phone tag during this busy, crazy time.

We want to thank all of you in advance for your patience and prayers! We are praying that everyone stays well and safe during this difficult time and we hope to see you again very soon!

Pathways Academy Administrators & Staff

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6



As of now, March 22, we are praying and believing that the Pathways’ 2020 Graduation Ceremony will still take place as planned for Saturday, May 16, 2020. As homeschoolers, we are fortunate that we do not have the problems associated with completing credits toward graduation that many public and private schools are facing. Therefore, unless the Church at Will’s Creek has to close their building, we are still working, planning, and looking forward to celebrating our Pathways’ Class of 2020 graduates on May 16, 2020!  Please review the details listed on the Grad page for forms and photo submission deadlines: http://pathways-academy.org/gradinfo/ 

Thank you for your patience and prayers.  We are praying for everyone to stay well and be safe!

Pathways Academy Administrators & Staff


Homeschool students in 8th-12th grade and his/her parent may attend. This event is FREE and open to all homeschool families, not just Pathways’ families. However, everyone must be pre-registered and we must enter the event as a group.

Parents, Sign up now!!!

Our time slot is from 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The event is held at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford, Alabama. We need to arrive no later than 10:45am and must enter as a group. Feel free to carpool! Designated parking will be provided.


This event is NOT a DROP-OFF! Each student attending must be under the direction of a responsible adult who is also attending the event. Parents may choose to allow their child(ren) to attend with a designated, responsible adult (who also must pre-register for the event.) However, our coordinator will be observing her own children and will not be held responsible for any children other than her own.

R.S.V.P. on the Pathways’ CheddarUP page:


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

PLEASE R.S.V.P. by choosing an item and filling out the questions.

Because of the nature of the displays, absolutely no children younger than 8th grade will be admitted, so please plan accordingly for your younger children. World of Work is allowing us to bring any students from 8th through 12th grades instead of only our 8th graders and 11th graders, so please respect their age requirements.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
If you have questions, I’m happy to find the answers.
Karen Starkey, Coordinator
















Our field trip to the Cook Science Museum in Decatur, AL is set for May 18th at 10 AM. All homeschoolers are welcome to attend.
Students: $10

Parents/adults: $17.


We will have lunch space reserved from 12-1pm. You can pre-order lunch the night before to skip long lines, (link attached below) OR bring a sack lunch to eat in the cafe or at one of the parks nearby.

Cook Science Museum Location: 133 4th Ave. NE, Decatur, AL 35601

Families must RSVP/Pay on the Pathways’ CheddarUp Registration Website –


(There are several online & offline payment options)





































Pathways’ Homeschool Prom registration, ticket information, policies & procedures available on the Pathways’ Cheddar Up Activities site –






Hey Teens – for the best rates, don’t be late! Book your prom adventure by February 15 and save! Advance tickets are only $25. Tickets increase to $30 on February 16. Tickets purchased at the door on prom night (if available) will be $35 per person.

Pathways Academy invites all Homeschool Teens (age 13 & up) & their guests to an unforgettable evening of dancing, dining, senior leadout, and prom portraits at the “Sunset Safari” Homeschool Prom ~ February 29, 2020 from 6-10pm in the gathering room of The Church at Wills Creek (formerly CrossPoint Community Church) in Gadsden, AL.

Pathways’ Homeschool Prom registration, ticket information, policies & procedures available on our Cheddar Up Activities site –https://pathwayshomeschoolprom2020.cheddarup.com






Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 2-4pm at the Pathways Academy Resource Center.

This meeting is mandatory for any Pathways’ Parents of Seniors who did not attend the Fall Senior Parent meeting.





School office hours will resume at Noon on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

We look forward to serving your family in the New Year!










Happy New Year 2020! Praying that God will bless all of us with good health & much happiness this year!


“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26































REMINDER: The Pathways’ Office is CLOSED in December.  The office will re-open at Noon on Thursday, January 9, 2020. 

New Admissions are welcome while the office is closed.  Prospective families should review the application for details on submitting the application while the office is closed.


1st Semester Progress Reports (K-11th grades):
Due the week of December 1, 2019.

1st Semester Progress Reports (SENIORS):
Due the week of January 9, 2020.



























We pray everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!










Last Office Day for 2019-19 School Year is May 30, 2019

The last office day for this semester is coming up on Thursday, November 21, 2019


After November 21, the Pathways’ Resource Center office will be CLOSED for the holidays.
The office will RE-OPEN at Noon on Thursday, January 9, 2020.

If you forsee that your family will need a transcript or will need any form(s) signed (Driving permit, insurance, SSI, work permit, dual-enrollment agreement, etc.) before the school office re-opens in January, please be sure to visit or contact the office soon.First Semester Progress reports are due the week of December 1 (except for Seniors. Parents of Seniors should consult their grad paperwork for more details.)


In case of an emergency, Pathways’ families can use the information provided in their Pathways’ Principles to contact an administrator. New Family Applications may be mailed or dropped into the Communications INbox on the back porch of the Resource Center.


Pathways’ events, news, and area events will be posted to the Pathways’ Activities page on FB and the Pathways’ Activities website – www.pathwaysacademyactivities.mycheddarup.com. If you have an event you would like to share with everyone, please feel free to share it to the Pathways Academy Navigator group on Facebook OR email the info to pathwaysacademy@hotmail.com.


We thank you in advance for your cooperation in allowing us to spend time with our families for the holidays.We pray that you and your family will enjoy a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving & Christmas season filled with the fellowship of family and friends and an ever abiding faith in God.We thank God for allowing us to share in your family’s homeschool journey. We look forward to serving you in 2020.


Your Pathways Academy Administrators ~ Michael, Denise, & Darlene




College Application Week is set for Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8, 2019. Thanks to College Application Week, high school students in Alabama can apply to several Alabama colleges for FREE!

HEADS UP: I will need to send in a transcript for your senior AFTER they send in their application for admissions. If you are applying, please be sure to send me a message so we can be certain your senior’s transcript info is up to date and ready to be submitted.

Read this article for more information –  http://alabamapossible.org/…/apply-to-alabama-colleges-for…/

Be sure to get your application in on time. College Application Week begins on Monday, November 4, 2019 and ends on Friday, November 8, 2019!

Go make Pathways Proud!

Mr. Michael Driskell
Pathways Academy High School Administrator




Senior/Parent Class of 2020 Graduation Information & Registration

We are so proud of all our Seniors. We know you are, too. The Pathways Academy Class of 2020 Senior Recognition and Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at The Church at Wills Creek, located at 2730 Wills Creek Rd, Gadsden, AL 35904.

As the day of celebration draws near, we would like to remind you of our graduation procedures, policies, ceremony details, and deadlines. In order to do so, Parent/Guardians of 2020 Seniors should make plans to attend the Senior/Parent Graduation meeting set for Thursday, October 17, 2019. This meeting is required for graduation. It will be offered at 2pm and 7pm. Parent/Guardians may choose the time that works best for their family by filling out the Registration and Reservation form on the Pathways’ CheddarUp Reservation Page:  https://pathwaysclassof2020graduation.cheddarup.com 














Pathways’ School offices are open on Thursday afternoons from Noon-4pm except during the months of June & December and holidays posted to the school calendar..



Pathways’ School offices are open on Thursday afternoons from Noon-4pm except during the months of June & December and holidays posted to the Pathways’ school calendar which can be found on the Pathways’ Principles form.

















This year’s Re-Enrollment Deadline is Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Families may re-enroll online by clicking on this link – 


Several online and offline payment options are available OR families may stop by the Admin table at the Pathways’ Family Kick-Off.

The Pathways’ Family Kick-off is set for Thursday, August 15 from 10am-Noon at the Kiwanis Pavilion & playground located in Noccalula Falls Park. We hope you will come join us for all of the info and fun activities at this year’s Kick-off. There are so many wonderful opportunities for clubs, classes, activities, and events this year! Don’t miss out! It is going to be a fun and very informative day! Teens from our service clubs will be entertaining the kiddos on the playground. Food, drinks, snow cones, and desserts will also be available. Please consider helping our service clubs jump start their fundraising projects for this school year. 

Please note: Due to kick-off duties, the school office will be CLOSED on August 15. It will re-open at Noon on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Our annual “How to Homeschool High School” seminar will also be held on August 22 from 2-4pm.  Families with students in 9-11th grade are encouraged to attend.
Pathways’ Families wishing to attend, please RSVP by clicking on this link:

Any questions? Please feel free to email an admin or send a message through the Pathways’ FB page – 


We look forward to assisting your family with your homeschool journey this year.

Pathways’ Academy Administrators & Staff

“Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth & teach me, for you are God my Savior, & my hope is in you all day long.”-Psalm 25:4-5








The New Family Application can be printed from the “Enroll with Pathways” tab on the website OR picked up from the Pathways Academy Resource Center office <410 S. 3rd Street in downtown Gadsden> during THURSDAY office hours from Noon-4pm.

To avoid any truancy issues, we recommend families submit their application at least 1 week (preferably 2 weeks) prior to the date that classes resume at the public school your family is zoned for.








Current Pathways’ Families wishing to re-enroll – click on the link to be directed to the 2019-2020 re-enrollment form.  After filling out the re-enrollment form, you may pay your tuition online using your debit/credit card or e-check OR check the CASH option and pay in the school office during Thursday office hours from Noon-4pm.  Don’t forget about the EARLY BIRD TUITION DISCOUNT!  The discount expires on July 31, 2019! 


Any questions?  Please email an administrator or call the school office.






PATHWAYS’ FAMILIES – Check out this

Re-Enroll Online with the CheddarUp site — https://pathwaysacademy.mycheddarup.com — no later than FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019* and you will not only SAVE $10 off your family’s annual tuition, your credit/debit or e-check online convenience fees will also be waived!

*To be eligible for this Early Bird Bonus, re-enrolling families must pay their 2019-20 tuition online through the Pathways’ CheddarUp site with credit/debit card or e-check services. Credit/Debit card payments made to the office or via PayPal are not eligible. This promotion will end at 11:59pm on July 31, 2019.

Thank you for continuing your homeschool journey with Pathways. Please contact us if you have any questions.



Pathways Academy Class of 2019
Senior Recognition & Graduation Ceremony 
MAY 18, 2019
The Church at Wills Creek




Thursday, May 30, 2019 is the last office day of the 2018-19 school year.
The Pathways Academy Resource Center office will be closed for a short summer break. If you have any transcript requests, need to pick up any forms or need to have any forms signed by an administrator (driver’s permit, dual-enrollment forms, insurance forms, work permits, etc.) please contact or visit the school office by 4pm this Thursday.

RE-ENROLLMENT for the 2019-2020 school year is NOW OPEN!Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount! It provides Re-Enrolling families an opportunity to save $10 off your regular tuition rate by re-enrolling before the July 31 deadline! Just click here to Re-Enroll & Save $10 today! – https://pathwaysacademy.mycheddarup.com

SEP REPORTING: 2018-19 2nd SEMESTER GRADES & ATTENDANCE REPORTS ARE DUE THE WEEK OF MAY 31. These forms may be submitted  online through the Homeschool Reporting website or via hard copy form.
Reporting online does not require submission by email or in person.  Administrators can access the progress reports online. 

Our FAMILY COMMUNICATION BOX is available on the back porch of the Resource Center. (The back side of the Resource Center can only be accessed from 2nd Street. It is located beside Dr. Kim Whitt’s dental office at 407 2nd Street.) PLEASE NOTE: Parents who use a hard copy option are required to save the original SEP for your own records before submitting SEPs to the school office. Parents who use Homeschool Reporting are encouraged to save an “End of the Year” transcript from their family’s Homeschool Reporting page for their own school records.

Please DO NOT DROP ANY FORMS into the ACTUAL MAILBOX at the front of the building.
(This is ILLEGAL. If caught doing so, you can be fined and/or jailed and anything you put in the box might be picked up by the postman rather than an administrator. Therefore, it will be lost.)

The NEW FAMILY APPLICATION PACKET is available on the Pathways’ website – 
www.pathways-academy.org. Instructions for submitting the application are included in the packet.

Please submit the withdrawal form from the school website: http://pathways-academy.org/forms/

The Pathways’ Resource Center office will re-open at Noon on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

We are praying everyone will have a wonderful and safe summer!
We look forward to serving your family for the 2019-2020 school year!

Your Pathways Academy Administrators & Staff

Any Questions? Email an Admin: pathwaysacademy@hotmail.com


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Pathways Academy Class of 2019 Grad Prep Deadline – April 4, 2019

Pathways Academy Class of 2019 Senors & Parents: Don’t Forget the Grad Prep Deadline is coming up  – Thursday, April 4, 2019! 

This year, parents do not have to come into the office to submit your forms, fees, and slideshow photos. All of the grad details and payment options are available here:




The Pathways Academy Resource Center Office will be closed on Thursday, April 18, 2019 for the Easter holidays. We look forward to serving our families and potential families when the office reopens on at noon on Thursday, April 25, 2019.  

If you have any questions while our office is closed, please review our school website, www.pathways-academy.org, or email an administrator, pathwaysacademy@hotmail.com.

We are wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter!






We wish you and your family a wonderful Easter filled with the fellowship of family and friends and an ever abiding faith in God.

Easter is a time of rejoicing and rebirth. It is the day we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death. And for those of us in Christ, it is our victory as well. 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”  1 Peter 1:3

Happy Easter from our families to yours ~ 
The Pathways Academy Administrators & Staff


Pathways Academy
Undergrad Recognition & Promotion Ceremony

1:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019
North Glencoe Baptist Church

(1119 Chastain Blvd. West Gadsden, AL)

For more information on participating in the Pathways’ Undergrad Promotion Ceremony, please visit the Pathways’ Activities Cheddar Up site: https://pathwaysundergradpromotion.cheddarup.com


Homeschool Moms ~ Come join us at 6pm on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month (August – May) as seasoned homeschool moms, Darlene Harcrow and Susan Berger Allred,lead us in discussing homeschool topics designed to keep us informed and inspired to continue our homeschool journeys.

All Homeschool Moms and Prospective Homeschool Moms are welcome!  Lap babies are welcomed, but we encourage you to let your husband keep the kiddos at home tonight so we can all talk freely without worrying about our children overhearing our concerns and comments about their progress.

The Meeting of the Moms Support Group is held at the Pathways Academy Resource Center – 410 S. 3rd Street in downtown Gadsden.

Pathways Academy Class of 2019
Senior Recognition & Graduation Ceremony 

Saturday, May 18, 2019 
2 p.m.
The Church at Wills Creek
(formerly CrossPoint Community Church) 

    Everyone is invited.
   General admission seating will begin promptly at 1:30pm.
   We hope to see everyone there!



High School Students – Do you plan to take the ACT this summer? The last day to register without a late fee is May 3, 2019!
You will need to register here – http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html.

Be sure to choose Pathways Academy from the school drop down list OR use the Pathways’ School Code to allow a copy of your score to be sent to the school office. (This will save you money!) The writing portion is not required for graduation purposes. However, if you plan to use your score in applying for scholarships, be sure to check with the college of your choice to see what is required.


June 8, 2019
Regular Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019
($30 LATE FEE Required): May 4–20, 2019

July 13, 2019
Regular Registration Deadline: June 14, 2019
($30 LATE FEE Required): May 15-24, 2019

The ACT school code for Pathways Academy is 011-242.

Please use our school code when registering so that the school office will receive a copy of your ACT score and an ACT sticker to place on the student’s final transcript. Without the certified sticker, many colleges and scholarship organizations require parents to pay for the ACT score to be sent directly to them. These fees can get quite expensive. Currently, the fee is $12 per report (to each college/organization) and $16.50 for rush/priority reports.

For more information, please visit the ACT website: www.actstudent.org.


PREPARING FOR THE ACT: http://www.act.org/aap/pdf/Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf

http://www.mathontime.com/ – Concentrated Math practice
http://www.allpencilsdown.com/preparing-61C.pdf – Printable ACT practice test
http://www.act.org/aap/pdf/Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf – ACT strategies; printable test|

Remember to Apply for a Fee Waiver if Your Family is Eligible:

Low-income families may find these ACT costs to be especially daunting. In an effort to mitigate this financial burden, the ACT offers fee waivers to certain students. You may qualify if you meet all of the eligibility requirements:

  • You’re currently enrolled in high school in grade 11 or 12
  • You’re a US citizen, or testing in the US, US territories, or Puerto Rico
  • You meet one or more of these requirements:
    • You’re enrolled in/or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
    • Your family income falls within guidelines for free or reduced price lunches;
    • Your family receives public assistance
    • You live in subsidized housing, foster care, or are homeless
    • You are a ward of the state or an orphan

If you are eligible, you can receive up to two fee waivers total. Each waiver covers registration costs, but does not cover any additional score reports or add-on fees. You have to apply for a fee waiver through the school counselor for the public high school of the community your family currently lives in. Please call ahead to ask which documentation the school requires. This can take time, so please make sure to apply for a fee waiver well in advance of the test dates you’d like to register for. 

We wish you the best on your test! Please message me if you have any questions.

Mr. Michael Driskell
Pathways Academy High School Administrator