Career Pathways in High School
During Career preparation, high school students refine their career goals and the necessary educational preparation needed to be productive citizens in a global society. Various career preparation activities provide advanced/real-world experiences that help students link their career options and educational decisions. Students learn through coursework consistent with their career interest area, contextual learning, and the Career Pathway Program while meeting academic standards. Career Pathway Coordinators and Career Pathway Managers help students and their families plan and prepare for postsecondary education and careers.
The following modules create scaffolded learning opportunities that support academic rigor, knowledge, and skill development, social-emotional learning, and career preparation. Career Pathway activities assist students in their academic readiness, connect students to their Career Cluster of interest, and prepare them for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. Student coursework should be aligned with their academic, technical, and career preparation interests as they begin to develop their employability skills.