PILGRIM AREA COLLABORATIVE
Connecting School – Home – Community
Pilgrim Area Collaborative is a vibrant educational environment led by expert staff who bring daily dedication to servicing our students, our families and our districts. In our setting each student is recognized and valued for the unique gifts and abilities they bring to our programs. Our prime objective at Pilgrim Area Collaborative is to tap into each student’s inner strengths and expand those strengths to allow each individual to reach their highest potential. We strongly believe that educating our students is not limited to the classroom setting, rather educating students means fostering connections between school, home, and the community.
School. At Pilgrim Area Collaborative you will find an amazingly talented team of professionals who bring compassion and dedication to every interaction with our students, our families, and the community. The expertise of our staff together with a high staff to student ratio allows us to customize our programs to serve the unique needs of each of our students. A challenging academic curriculum where students can excel at their individual levels is coupled with an intensive social skills curriculum. Students receive supports to address their social, emotional and therapeutic needs. Our outlook for each program extends beyond the classroom to meaningful vocational opportunities as we plan for transition to adulthood. After school enrichment offerings provide our students with additional opportunities to explore their areas of interest, whether it be drumming, art, cooking, social clubs or just hanging out with fellow peers.
Home. School is important; but for students to be successful, we strongly believe learning must be carried over into the home. If we are successful in educating your child in school, but you find yourself struggling with your child at home, then we need to do more. At Pilgrim Area Collaborative you can expect to work with your professional team to determine what supports are right for you and your family. Should you need more extensive supports at home your District may make a referral to our Pilgrim Area Collaborative Extended Services (PACES) team. Our PACES team offers extensive opportunities for students and families to receive the support they need and deserve in their own home setting. As a recipient of PACES services you can expect expert staff will go into your home and partner with you to address the individual goals you have for your child.
Community. In addition to building success in school and at home, in order for our students to be successful, we believe learning must continue in the community. Through authentic community outings, field trips, work sites, volunteer jobs, student internships, home visits and home based services we build strong connections between skills learned at school to skills needed at home and in the community in order to foster life-long learning.