Outdoor Experiential Program

Posted October 19, 2017


Stone Path Academy's education is frequently experientially based in order to address academic goals while also promoting the social, emotional, and transitional goals of each student.  Stone Path Academy defines outdoor experiential education as that which takes place outside the traditional classroom setting and creates learning opportunities through direct experiences.  Experiential learning occurs when carefully designed opportunities are supported by reflection, critical analysis, and synthesis.  Experiences are structured to require the learner to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable for results.  Throughout the experiential learning process, the learner is actively engaged in the processes of inquiry, investigation and problem solving as they question, explore, experiment, create, and ultimately construct meaning.  Outdoor education emphasizes the effects of natural environments on human beings and the role of stress and challenge on living beings.  Students can become aware that they are a part of a greater ecosystem and are not bound by cultural and societal norms.  In essence, students can learn to evaluate their impact on the world around them in a forgiving and nonjudgmental setting. 

Specific goals for outdoor education are to:

-Improve problem solving skills

-Enhance teamwork

-Reduce recidivism

-Understand natural environments 

-Teach outdoor survival skills


Employment Skills Training

Posted October 19, 2017

Academic Classes

Posted October 19, 2017


In the area in which credit is to be earned, specific goals and objectives are selected that represent 1) required skills towards independence and 2) relevance within an experiential and/or community based learning in most instances is a performance or demonstration of the skill and is assessed observationally

Presently, graduation requirements at Stone Path Academy are as follows:

English - 4 credits

Mathematics - 3 credits

Social Studies - 3 credits

Science - 3 credits

Fine Arts/Music - 1 credit

Financial Literacy - 1/2 credit

Health - 1/2 credit

Physical Education - 1 1/2 credits

Electives - 6 credits - Must include a minimum of 1 credit in a community based setting and a minimum of 1 credit in vocational assessment and exploration. 


Community-Based Learning

Posted October 19, 2017


In addition to offering a high school academic program that leads to graduation, most students participate in community-based learning (CBL) for life skills acquisition as well as community-based vocational learning.  While taking into account each student's strengths and preferences, skills in the areas of daily living, life-long learning, transportation, and recreation are prioritized for instruction.  Every CBl activity is individually designed and includes therapeutic supports as well as effective instruction. 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Posted October 19, 2017




Field Trips

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