• Signature Career Pathways

    Agriculture

    Students studying pathways in Agricultural Sciences learn about the science, business, and technology of plant and animal production. Each Agricultural Sciences pathway exposes students to classroom and laboratory experiences. In the classroom, students learn concepts and theories dealing with agricultural and agribusiness topics.

    Key Offerings – Agriculture 1, 2, 3 & 4, Biotechnology1 & 2

    Health Science

    Pathways in Health Sciences present students with an opportunity to learn about medical terminology and the body systems, in addition to investigate how illnesses are prevented, treated, and managed. Health Sciences will expose students to the myriad of careers in healthcare and a future that is dedicated to helping others.

    Key Offerings – Sports Medicine 1 & 2, Medical Assisting 1 & 2

    Information Technology

    Pathways in Information Technology prepare students for occupations in the fields of computer operations and programming, software applications, web development, and computer repair/installation. Students are provided with opportunities to earn certifications that will expand their career options in Information Technology.

    Key Offerings – Coding, Computer Programming 1 & 2

    Marketing

    This course provides students with exploratory experiences related to career opportunities in business and marketing at the entry, technical, and professional levels. The course provides instruction in employment and education requirements for various business and marketing occupations; interest and aptitude assessment; and career and educational planning. The course also provides exploration in the following areas: business, marketing, and consumer concepts; economic concepts; computer literacy and related industry technological developments.

    Key Offerings – Marketing 1, 2 & 3

    Media and Communication Arts

    Pathways in Media & Communication Arts provide students with the opportunity to learn about the ever-growing array of new media forms. Students who are interested in applying their artistic talent to practical real-world problems or who want to be a producer, director, journalist, website designer, video game programmer, and multimedia artist can explore their interests and find the right career path for them.

    Key Offerings – Graphic Design 1 & 2, Film & TV 1 & 2

    Fine and Performing Arts (Non-CTE)

    This pathway is a non-CTE (Career Technical Education) course path that provides opportunities for students to explore areas of fine arts or performing arts. Instruction is provided in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, music theory, marching and beginning band, choir, theater and dance.

    Key Offerings - Fundamentals of Art, Drawing and Painting, AP Studio, Sculpture and Ceramics, Beginning Band, Marching Band, Theater 1, 2 & 3, Choir and Dance 1, 2 & 3

    • Build awareness and interest in postsecondary careers
    • Facilitate students that are Career and Life Ready
    • Build employer and community engagement through internship programs
    • Exposure to technical and employability skills and standards
    • Engage learners in rigorous and active learning educational practices

    Why Career Pathways?

    What are Career pathways?

    Career Pathways are small learning communities in which students take career technical education courses as a cohort with dedicated pathway teachers.

    Why?

    “American communities are challenged by young adults who are not fully prepared for the demands of postsecondary education and training, skilled employment, and civic participation. As a result, individuals, families, educators, employers, and the community experience unemployment and underemployment, skill gaps in the workforce, slow economic growth, poor student achievement, low college completion rates, and a diminishing middle class.” – National Center for College & Career Transitions

    Data shows that 90% of students in a career pathway will graduate college and/or career ready. (find data to support this)

    Purpose

    • Build awareness and interest in postsecondary careers
    • Facilitate students that are Career and Life Ready
    • Build employer and community engagement through internship programs
    • Exposure to technical and employability skills and standards
    • Engage learners in rigorous and active learning educational practices

     

    Benefits to Students

    Students participate and engage in courses that build skills that directly relate to future postsecondary education and/or workforce placement. Students gain applied knowledge, technical skills, applicable real world work experience, and employability skills that will help them with future career preparation and navigation.

    Benefits to Parents

    Career Pathways give support for student guidance and transition into productive and responsible adults. Students are given the opportunity to explore interests and career options before the stress and monetary realities of adulthood set in.

    Benefits to Employers

    Career Pathways give access to a greater number of students who will enter the workforce better prepared, better qualified, and focused on contributing to the expectations and rigors of the workplace.