Director of PATH - Program for Academically Talented at Hope


PATH the Program for the Academically Talented at Hope, began in 1986 as a cooperative project of Hope College and the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District. It was developed to serve academically talented seventh, eighth and ninth graders from greater Ottawa County by offering fast-paced, accelerated instruction in writing and mathematics. Today, we have over 25 public and private school districts participating from Allegan, Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties. We have up to one hundred and seventy-five students enrolled each year.

PATH enables local school districts to offer academically talented students instruction at an appropriate pace and at an appropriate level within a group of equally talented students. Based upon the academically challenging environment, PATH learners forge important peer relationships as well as, obtain vital core information.

For more information about PATH, contact: Lisa Frissora, Hope College Education Department, P.O. Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422-9000 or email: