Northwest College & Career Academies and Pathways

  • Pathways studentThe Pathways of Northwest High


    At Northwest High, we aim to prepare students for the future by incorporating work-based learning, practical problem solving, and elevated expectations through the expansion of career and college readiness.  

    The Northwest Academy/Pathway Model brings three important advantages to EVERY Husky: 

    1. EVERY student has a TEAM of teachers working for them EVERY day.  
    In each academy, teachers are teamed together across disciplines to support all students. English, Social Studies, Math, and Science teachers build collaborative projects and support each individual student. This allows for additional support for students who need to be challenged as well as those who need further assistance.  

    2. EVERY student can feel engaged. 
    With different pathways/academies, every student can find their passion. Even if you may not be interested in a particular career field, academy pathways are focused on building skills in the areas of writing, reading, problem-solving, math, and the creative arts. The academies are built so EVERY student gets to explore their interests!

    3. EVERY student will feel prepared for the future.  
    The Northwest Academies/Pathways are dedicated to building successful pathways for EVERY student's future goals. Whether they are looking for a four-year collegiate experience, trade school, apprenticeship, or even going right into the workforce, the academy experience will open doors that may previously had been closed. By working with local businesses and developing real-life projects, students will build a resume that shows leadership, teamwork, time management, and responsibility - all while having FUN! Work-placed internships, real-world experiences, and practical problem solving will prepare EVERY student for THEIR future.  


    Use the tabs to explore the options within our Freshman Academy and Pathways. 

    Freshman Academy 
    Be a part of a team with common teachers, common peers, and common classes to start your high school career. 

    Emergency Response 
    Choose your focus: 

    • 911 Dispatch 

    • Emergency Medical Technician 

    • Fire Science 

    Legal Studies 
    Choose your focus: 

    • Criminal Justice 

    • Forensic Science 

    • Pre-Law 

    Public and Community Service 
    Choose your focus: 

    • Audio Video Productions 

    • Cybersecurity 

    • Energy Systems Technology 

    • Natural Resource Science and Management 

    • Public Health 

    • Teaching as a Profession