I try my best to stay healthy so that I can come to school every single day. I love school and I don't want to miss out on a thing.
At school there are high expectations for us. We are getting a great education so that I can get into a good college.
My favorite subject is writing. I like that we get to use information and our imagination. I like to write about realistic fiction.
Chess is my favorite activity. It makes me think more, and it’s fun. I like the strategy part of it.
We have teachers that help us, and a principal that makes sure everyone is learning.
PAVE scholars personify our core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent Character. As part of the PAVE school community, our scholars willingly take on the educational and recreational challenges they know will prepare them for future success in college and career. PAVE scholars are chess champions, basketball competitors, guitar virtuosos, and winning squash players. Meet some of our scholars and see for yourself their passion, dedication, motivation, and resilience!
The scholars pictured above, along with all of our Kindergarten through 8th Grade students, are members of the Southeast Raleigh and Red Hook communities. PAVE has chosen to open its doors to these underserved communities because of the critical need for high-quality public education. PAVE’s student population reflects the demographics of their communities, with approximately 85% low-income and 97% minority students across both geographies.
PAVE’s student population is also comprised of students whose primary language is not English and students with disabilities, as follows:
- Approximately 16% of our Red Hook students and 11% of our Southeast Raleigh students receive special education services.
PAVE’s special education services (also known as exceptional children’s services) include integrated Co-Teaching, Special Education Support Services, and Counseling.
- Approximately 4% of our Red Hook students and 24% of our Southeast Raleigh students are English Language Learners (ELL).
To ensure that our ELL scholars are successful, PAVE’s intervention team employs a model that balances support both in and outside the classroom. Through collaboration with classroom teachers and interventionists, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Coordinator guides ELL scholars to become proficient English speakers, readers, and writers.
PAVE serves our Red Hook and Raleigh communities by providing children with a rigorous, college-bound education in a supportive school environment that emphasizes our four core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance and Excellent Character. To read about the results of PAVE’s program, visit Our Impact page.