Begin developing career pathways in middle & high school!

At Career Pathways we offer students unique experiences that build their future career and work readiness by facilitating internships, dual credit and college coursework. We meet students where they are and build a personalized program that keeps them focused, learning, and in school.

Quick Facts:

  1. We are open to all students in grades 6 to 12.
  2. We have small class sizes with 15 to 23 students.
  3. We offer gifted and talented services, English language instruction, special education support, and credit recovery.
  4. We honor all religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  5. We specialize in advisory based, mixed age, personalized, practical, applied, and service learning opportunities.
  6. We offer Personalized Learning and Graduation Plans.
  7. Our teachers provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students.
  8. We provide free breakfast and lunch.
  9. Transportation services are limited.
  10. We focus on a culture of safety and learning.
  11. We are an equal opportunity provider.
  12. We are located in the Hamline Midway area of St. Paul and serve 125 students.

Mission: Career Pathways works to include underserved and disenfranchised students who don’t achieve well in traditional settings, but who will flourish in this unique multi-age/multi-graded environment which promotes application of learning. Research shows that all students learn better when they experience the real-life responsibilities of the job.

Vision: Career Pathways vision is that with multi-teaching/learning approaches, hands-on/experiential learning, concurrent high school and college credits, credentialed career pathways, each student will leave CPATH ready for life, employment ready, and prepared for post-secondary.

Our Goals: Career Pathways goals are to provide a safe learning environment that fosters the soft skills necessary to become career and college ready.  We start with an emphasis on Professional, Appreciative, Thoughtful and Helpful actions that promote empathy and social justice. We work to increase students’ perceptions of autonomy, belongingness, goal orientation, academic press, engagement and hope.   Simultaneously we provide multiple hands-on and experiential career exploration opportunities that build skills, ignite interest, and foster self reflection.

Our School Day: We are advisory based.  Each student has a mixed age advisory and 1-2 advisors available to assist them throughout the school day.  Students co-create personalized graduation plans that give them a voice in their learning. Students have opportunities to learn in a variety of ways at Career Pathways including: teacher led core classes, blended learning, concurrent college enrollment, and experiential on-the-job internships.

Teacher Leadership: Management of Career Pathways is handled through teacher-led committees supported by the administrative team.  Teacher-led committees manage operational and learning program duties.

While Career Pathways has an identified Executive Director, we have a teacher majority board, with teachers taking on leadership roles with school operations. One of the school’s contract purposes is to “create new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity to be responsible for the learning program at the school site”. 

The current administration and leadership look closely at data (surveys, performance) informing any changes or adjustments the school should make to better serve their student population. Please let us know if you would like to get involved and join one of our committees.  Please contact Ms. Liz Lonetti at (612) 540-0784 or


Average Daily Schedule – Monday through Friday

Average Daily Schedule – Monday through Friday  (Please visit our Covid 19 page for our Distance Learning schedule.)

Breakfast Lunch Room
Advisory Advisory
Period 1 Class
Period 2 Class
Period 3 Class
Middle School Lunch & Recess / HS Advisory Lunchroom / Advisory / Playground
High School Lunch & Recess / MS Advisory Lunchroom / Advisory / Playground
Period 4 Class
Period 5 Class
Advisory until dismissal Advisory
*Personalized graduation plans may include off campus internships and work credit opportunities.


About Career Pathways PSEO

We offer PSEO Options:

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own admissions requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders are eligible to enroll in PSEO on a more limited basis (see note below). Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO on a term by term basis.

By March 1 of each year, or three weeks prior to the date a student registers for courses for the following school year, schools must provide PSEO information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families. To assist the district in planning, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of their intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course; however, students may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed, textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies, or for tuition costs if they do not notify the district by May 30 and the district does not waive this date requirement.

Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. For more information on these funds, access the PSEO Mileage Reimbursement Program Instructions.

Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school.

School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether on-line or on campus.

Each year, districts must publish their grade-weighting policy on their website, including a list of courses for which students can earn weighted grades.

All courses taken through the PSEO program must meet graduation requirements. Districts must transcript credits earned in PSEO by a ratio prescribed in statute. Districts have the authority to decide which subject area and standards the PSEO course meets. If there is a dispute between the district and the student regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the student may appeal the board’s decision to the commissioner. The commissioner’s decision regarding the number of credits will be final.

Postsecondary institutions are required to allow PSEO students to enroll in online courses consistent with the institution’s policy regarding postsecondary student enrollment in online courses.

Tenth-grade students may initially enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course if they receive a reading proficiency score of “meets” or “exceeds” on the 8th grade MCA. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional CTE PSEO courses. If the student did not take the MCA in 8th-grade, another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution can be substituted. For students with disabilities, there is an alternative option to demonstrate reading proficiency.

We currently offer a Communications class through our College in the School Program. Students who take this class can earn college credit from Lake Superior Community College and weighted honors English credit at the high school level.   For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

Authorized by Minnesota Guild of Public Charter Schools

Career Pathways is Minnesota Department of Education School District 4237-07