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The Career Pathways program will be fully implemented with the incoming freshmen class in 2011-2012. The goal of the program is to ensure that all students are thinking about their post-high school goals as they plan their courses for their four years in high school. The hope is that the goal related conversations they have will make their high school education more relevant and better prepare them to make post-high school decisions.
The four Pathways are patterned after those used by the internationally renowned Lehigh Career and Technical Institute. Each of the pathways consists of individual careers. For example, “dentist” is the in the Health & Human Services Pathway.
- See the listing of careers matched with their pathway (PDF)
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Planning Guide (A&H) (PDF)
- Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications
- Education and Training
- Government and Public Administration
Health and Human Services (H&H)
Planning Guide (H&H) (PDF)
- Health Science
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Human Services
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Industry and Engineering (I&E)
Planning Guide (I&E) (PDF)
- Agriculture & Natural Resources
- Architecture & Construction
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Business and Communications (B&C)
Planning Guide (B&C) (PDF)
- Business, Management and Administration
- Information Technology
3-Tier Diploma Structure
As a means of rewarding students who pursue more rigorous and relevant course work, students who earn 29 credits and satisfy specific requirements may earn a Pathway or a Scholars Diploma. Those who earn 28 credits will still earn a Souderton diploma.
Requirements of Career Pathways
In addition to earning 4 credits in math, social studies, science, and English, each of the Career Pathways has specific course requirements and choices in Career Electives determined by the student’s career interest. Student’s earning a Pathway Diploma would also need to complete a field experience (e.g., internship).
During 8th grade, students take a career interest inventory using the on-line Bridges program. The Bridges program and adult mentors will help the students develop their 4-year plan for high school and monitor and adjust the plan as they matriculate through high school.