Artesian PRIDE ™ / Parallel Pathways

Fall 2017,  Dr. Moore and our school board initiated the Artesian PRIDE ™ and Parallel Pathways program at the MSD of Martinsville. Two projects ensuring that our students receive the best opportunities available to them upon graduation.

Artesian Business PRIDE™ Program

Implemented during the 2017-2018 school year, the Artesian PRIDE™ program is an opportunity to positively encourage the development of the soft skills necessary for our students to increase their marketability to employers. Criteria for the PRIDE™ program, which stands for Persistence, Respectfulness, Initiative, Dependability, and Efficiency, was originally developed by educators and business leaders in Southern Indiana as a tool to help prepare students for the workforce or college.

Open to all high school seniors, participants who successfully complete the program will receive a PRIDE™ sash to wear at graduation and a Work Ethic Certificate signed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

In addition, Martinsville businesses are partnering as Artesian Business PRIDE™ members to encourage local employment. For example, once students receive their certificate and a participating business has a job opening, our students are guaranteed an interview. There is no deadline for this guarantee and applies to students entering the workforce after high school or four years later after college.

For our students, the program runs their entire senior year. To be honored with  a certificate and sash, students must have successfully completed the following by the end of the school year:

-98% attendance for the entire year.
-exhibited PRIDE skills.
-completed six hours of community service.
-at least a “C” grade point average.
-no more than one behavioral referral.

For more info, please contact:

Tim Dearlove
Business and Internship Teacher
MSD of Martinsville
Tim.Dearlove@msdmartinsville.org

 

Parallel Pathways (Info to follow)