The CILD and the SOE have partnered with Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools to develop a small innovative school within a larger school called the Pathways Project. Pathways will open in September 2016 with 100 rising 9th graders and will focus on personalized learning pathways and deeper learning. A number of faculty have been working closely with the Principal, Jeff Carroll, and his teachers to develop structural models, provide professional development for teachers on project-based learning, and design performance-based assessments. The CILD is also coordinating a research team to evaluate student outcomes. The Pathways Project has been funded by a Virginia Department of Education High School Program Innovation Planning Grant.