Dr. Joan

/Joan Arbisi Little

About Joan Arbisi Little

Dr. Joan Arbisi Little surrounds herself with art, children and civic work. After careers in graphic design and small business, Joan became an educator to pursue her love of teaching and learning. Her career as an educator spans 27 years as a teacher, program director, and administrator in district, charter and private schools. She is licensed by the state of Minnesota as a K-12 administrator and K-6 Teacher. She has experience teaching inventing and science fair at the elementary and middle school levels, and change leadership at the graduate level. As an educator, Joan promotes experiential and project based learning, and assessments that include portfolio, standard-based, qualitative and narrative methodology. An experienced project manager and evaluator, Joan provides technical support to urban and outstate business and community leaders. Joan is an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University St. Paul in the principal and superintendent licensure program where she serves on dissertation committees for Concordia’s Doctorate of Education candidates. As the executive director at Career Pathways public charter secondary school in St. Paul, Joan supports a diverse and creative teacher-led staff, currently serving primarily African immigrant and first generation African American students. Please contact Dr. Joan for more information joan@cpathmn.org

In Honor of MLK

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This is a quick reminder that we are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday. School resumes Tuesday January 16th at 8:20 am.   Have a safe long weekend!  

Advisory Based Support

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Students at Career Pathways begin and end each day in their advisory.  Our mixed age advisories are led by a CPath teacher and support students with day-to-day needs, career exploration, and their personal learning and graduation plans.

Boys and Girls Basketball Teams

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We are partnering with Lincoln International High School and Higher Ground Academy to create co-op teams for boys and girls basketball.  Registration forms are available in the office and at this link. Let us know if your parent would like to help with the teams.

First Thursday Presentation Night, Open House & PotLuck this Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30

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  Students who are ready to share progress on projects will set up displays and present what they did to parents and classmates; families and staff will bring food to share. High School Parent Teacher conferences available by appointment. Please come and enjoy!

October Commencement 2017

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In addition to completing all the Minnesota Department of Education graduation requirements, our students must complete the ACT or ASVAB, create a professional resume, and complete internship bridesmaid dress or paid work credits before they graduate.

Off to a great start!

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Did you know that we offer free busing to over 25 different zip codes throughout the metro area?  We do!  Make an appointment or stop by to learn more about how we can help you with your career path.

Award winning Youthbuild recipient shares his story.

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This senior participated in Youthbuild last year.  Not only did he learn about the building trades by working on construction sites all of last year, he received this award for his commitment and hard work. Youthbuild is a program with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that strives to teach youth about the building

Our First Day of School is Wed. Sept. 6

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We are here to help.  Let us know if you have any questions about busing or schedule - please call the office: 651-400-1781 Fadlan noo soo sheeg haddii aad u baahan tahay in lagaa caawiyo turjumaanta fariintan. Mahadsanid. Yog koj xav tau kev pab, peb muaj txhais lus Hmoob. Thov hais rau kuv paub. Ua

Open House and Enrollment Fair

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Our Open House and Enrollment Fair is this Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5 to 7:30pm at Career Pathways, 1355 W Pierce Butler Route. You will be able to: Visit with teachers and meet your advisor. See the clean modern facility. Check out the new drinking fountain and have some yummy refreshments. Get school bus information and

Returning and New Student Ice Cream Social

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Career Pathways Returning and New Families,  We are having a Sneak Peek and Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 16th from 6:30 to 7:30PM at our NEW SCHOOL - 1355 W Pierce Butler Rt, St. Paul 55104 Bring your family and a friend, enjoy ice cream treats, and be the first to see the new

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