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.
- We are open to all students in grades 6 to 12.
- We have small class sizes with 15 to 23 students.
- We offer gifted and talented services, English language instruction, special education support, and credit recovery.
- We honor all religious and ethnic backgrounds.
- We specialize in advisory based, mixed age, personalized, practical, applied, and service learning opportunities.
- We offer Personalized Learning and Graduation Plans.
- Our teachers provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students.
- We provide free breakfast and lunch.
- Transportation services are limited.
- We focus on a culture of safety and learning.
- We are an equal opportunity provider.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org