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Pursuing Achievement Trough Higher Education

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About PATH

Pursuing Achievement Through Higher Education (PATH) Tucson is dedicated to shepherding all current and alumni students of Santa Cruz and St. John the Evangelist on the path to and through college and to heaven by accompanying them on their educational journeys through tracking, supporting, and coaching. We team with the schools to provide the tools our children need to develop strong character and strengthen their spirituality through each stage of their education.

We accomplish this through our three pillars:

College Persistence Classes

  • Weekly in-school courses for middle school scholars on developmentally appropriate hard and soft skills needed en route to higher education (ex. organizational skills, calculating GPA, choosing the best fit high school, etc.)

PATH Summer Experience

  • Optional 3-summer commitment for rising 7th - rising 9th graders to experience dynamic academic enrichment,character formation, and college preparation with college students are their teachers!

Graduate Support

  • College persistence counseling from 9th grade through the completion of post-secondary education (ex. Socio-emotional counseling, choosing a best fit college, applying for financial aid, securing internships, etc.)

Where We Serve

PATH (Tucson) serves current students and alumni of Santa Cruz and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Schools. The PATH Summer Experience is hosted at St. Augustine Catholic High School.

Contact Us!

Want to learn more about PATH? Please reach out!

  • Alec Torigian -  - 574.631.3438
  • Yvonne Chavez -  - 520.965.8091
  • Ryan Clark, Ph.D. - - 574.631.8991

Calendar and Timeline

  • PATH Teacher Onboarding: May 31 - June 11
  • PATHfinders’ Summer: June 14 - July 16
  • PATH Teacher Wrap-Up: July 19 -20

Applications for the position of PATH Intern Teacher for current Notre Dame undergrads seeking participation in the Summer Service Learning Program are currently on a rolling basis.  All other applications to be a PATH Intern Teacher in Tucson this summer are due February 16.

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