Northwest College & Career Academies and Pathways

  • The Pathways of Northwest High

    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.  

    Grade 9:

    • Freshman Seminar Course
    • Electives
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Select Your Pathway


    Grade 10:

    • 1-2 Pathway Introduction Courses
    • Electives
    • Graduation Requirements


    Grade 11:

    • 1-2 Pathway Exploration Courses
    • Electives & Graduation Requirements
    • Work-Based Experience


    Grade 12:

    • Pathway Capstone
    • Electives & Graduation Requirements
    • Potential Industry Certifications

    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 three or more classes during their high school experience, starting their sophomore year. These classes are focused around a specific career.

    Every student can feel engaged.

    With twelve different pathways, every student can find their passion.  Even if a student 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 pathways are built so EVERY student gets to explore their interests!  

    Every student will feel prepared for the future.

    The Omaha Northwest 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.