CTAE MS and HS Pathways
A career pathway is a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career-related courses starting in the ninth or tenth grade, leading to an industry-recognized certificate, licensure, and possible post-secondary credit, and assists students in their transition to the workforce, military, or post-secondary education. Enrolling a career pathway allows students an educational plan in high school that prepares students for future careers, jobs, or occupations. Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides students with the opportunity to select at least three sequenced courses in a career pathway. Selection of a pathway is based on self-awareness and the investigation of occupations plus related educational levels aligned with the pathway. Most high-demand, high-skilled, high-wage occupations in all concentrations still require education beyond high school.
Medallions (Medallion Forms are due TBD)
Senior students are eligible to earn a medallion at graduation in the following areas: advanced academic, fine arts, foreign language, and/or career tech. To earn a medallion, students must be a member of an honor society and have completed at least 3 courses within their area of completion, as well as additional requirements located here. . If a student qualifies for a medallion in multiple areas, they will receive a “pin” for each additional pathway. Students will only receive 1 medallion.
If you plan to apply for a Pathway Medallion in Spring, please note that the Community Service project is required this year. You can use project/volunteer hours that have been completed for other service areas. You will be required to document the work and hours completed and have the service hours signed off by the supervising adult (coordinator).
Please note the minimum hours required per pathway medallion:
Advanced Academic – 10 hours
World Language- 10 hours
Fine Arts – 20 hours
Career Tech – 40 hours