Grades 9 through 12.

 

“It is diverse, it’s unique, challenging at times but fun.”  ~ student responding to a question about why they like Career Pathways

“First teacher to care enough to reach out EVER.” ~ new parent after the first month of school

Our Career Pathways high school programing highlights career and work experience, with internships and dual credit / college coursework.  We meet students where they are and build a program that keeps them goal focused, learning, and in school.

Early graduation is offered to eligible students.

Ask about our credit recovery program designed especially for Super Seniors and students with an interrupted education.

PSEO

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.

College Readiness Timelines

 

 

HEALTHCARE

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Here’s your opportunity to jumpstart a healthcare career or just learn some great job skills in the healthcare program while you are still in high school.

Here are some of the healthcare opportunities CPATH has to offer:

  • Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR)
  • First Responder program
  • Medical office work

TRADES

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Learn the trades and take advantage of advanced training and internships that give you a head start on a career or college. This program gives you direct work experience and certification in the building and trades field.

  • Youth Build/Tree Trust program
  • Green building maintenance
  • Building upkeep and rehabilitation
  • Bricklaying
  • Habitat for America

CHILDCARE

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Interested in running your own childcare center, or working with children? This childcare and child development study program will prepare you with experience and training.

  • Child development assistant training at day care
  • Child development teaching assistant, level two
  • Day care manager assistant, level 3
  • Teen parenting and family management program

HOSPITALITY

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Get training and experience in the hospitality industry while you are earning your high school diploma. This hands-on program gives you skills and training you can put to work immediately.

  • Restaurant service areas
  • Basic culinary
  • Hotel administration – office and reception
  • Green housekeeping
  • Events management

COLLEGE CREDIT & PSEO

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Earning college credit in high school cuts your college costs and gives you a head start on your career. CPATH will work with you to meet your personal education needs by enrolling you in college classes that build toward your high school and college graduation at once.

PSEO Information