• Career Pathways are state-approved career enhancement programs designed as coherent, articulated sequences of rigorous academic and career-related courses starting in the ninth grade. This sequential set of pathway courses may lead to an industry-recognized certificate or licensure. In addition, the three sequential pathway courses provide a strong foundation for an associate and/or baccalaureate degree.

    Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides students with the opportunity to select at least three sequence courses in a career pathway. In addition, currently pathway courses are also offered in the fine arts, world language and journalism.

    CTAE CONCENTRATOR: A concentrator is defined as a student who takes at least three Career Technical Courses in a specific program area during his/her high school career.

    PATHWAY COMPLETER: A pathway completer is a concentrator who completes three sequential pathway courses.

    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-wages occupations in all concentrations still require education beyond high school.