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.





Average Daily Schedule – Monday through Friday

Average Daily Schedule – Monday through Friday

BreakfastLunch Room
15min AdvisoryAdvisory
45min Period 1Class
45min Period 2Class
45min Period 3Class
Middle School Lunch & Recess / HS AdvisoryLunchroom / Advisory / Playground
High School Lunch & Recess / MS AdvisoryLunchroom / Advisory / Playground
45min Period 4Class
45min Period 5Class
45min Period 6Class
Advisory until dismissalAdvisory
*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 9th-, 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-level, 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 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 may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. 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. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. 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