South College & Career Academies and Pathways
The Pathway model brings three important advantages to every Packer
1. Every student in a pathway will collaborate with teachers and students inside and outside of their pathway focus area.
In a pathway, students will take a series of four or more classes during their high school experience focused on a group of related careers, or cluster. Students in a pathway take classes with a wide range of other students across career interests.
2. Every student can feel engaged.
With TWELVE different focus areas in the two pathyways, every student can find their passion. Even if you may not be interested in a particular career field, pathways are focused on building transferable skills in the areas of writing, reading, problem solving, math, engineering, and the creative arts. The pathyways are built so EVERY student gets to explore their interests!
3. Every student will feel prepared for the future.
The South High Pathways are dedicated to building successful pathways for EVERY student's future goals. Whether a student is looking for a four-year collegiate experience, trade school, apprenticeship, or even going right into the workforce, the pathway experience will open doors that may previously have 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-based learning, real-world experiences, and practical problem solving will prepare every student for their future.
The timeline for Pathway programming will take place over the next four years. Students entering high school as freshmen during 2021-2022 will be part of the Freshman Academy. We will continue to expand opportunities for students over the next four years.
* All students in a Freshman Academy has a team of teachers working for them every day