Mental Health Supports – Pathway to Learning (High School)

Level: High School (center or district-based programs)
Recommended Ratio: High School 8:1:2

Students in this program:

  • have one or more mental health diagnoses.
  • may have experienced frequent psychiatric hospitalizations.
  • may have a significant history of trauma.
  • present with significant difficulty with self-regulation.
  • demonstrate significant difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships.
  • have significant difficulty with adult authority and classroom routines.
  • have difficulty with transitions.
  • have significant delays in social emotional development.
  • may exhibit aggressive and/or explosive behavior.
  • struggle academically because of their unavailability for learning due to their mental health needs.
  • ultimately could be working toward a Regents diploma or Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS).
  • require an intensive staff ratio in a highly structured classroom environment.
  • require counseling (social worker) per their IEP, crisis plans, Crisis Intervention Team availability, time-out area/mindfulness area for de-escalation and mental health support within the community and for their families.