Pathways

Information About the Pathway Model

Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways are high-school programs that integrate students learning in school with real-world opportunities to increase student motivation and achievement. According to The California Center for College and Career, "Pathways that link learning with student interests and career preparation lead to higher graduation rates, increased college enrollments, and higher earning potential."

CTE pathways expose students to different career fields, motivate them to think about their personal college and career path and integrate the development of 21st century pre-professional skills. CTE pathways feature cross-curricular projects focused on specific career industry themes and academic topics. The Pathway courses stress hands-on, project-based learning to provide a more authentic, real-world educational and work-based learning experience for students.

Learn more about the four pathways offered at John O'Connell High School: Construction and Environmental Technology, Entrepreneurship and Culinary Arts, Health and Behavioral Sciences, and Public Service.