Academies & Pathways
Here is some General Information on the Career/College Pathways and Academies at Lindsay High School.
“All Lindsay Students leave our school system with the opportunity to choose the future they desire… Graduates are ready for college, for employment, and for creatively designing their own future.”
What is a Pathway?
A pathway is a sequence of courses that focus on a real world job sector. After completing the sequence of courses in a pathway, the learner is better prepared for either a career in that area, or continuing on to college to further their understanding for that particular job sector. As an LHS graduation requirement, students must complete at least 3 consecutive Pathway courses.
We have an amazing partnership with this organization - they work very hard to make sure that the learning in our Academies and Pathways @ LHS are relevant to the real world industries. The goal truly is to LINK learning to how it is really used out in the world. How learning is used in PRACTICE is often more important to how it is used theoretically.
There are four components to Linked Learning: an integrated core curriculum that provides challenging academics for college preparation is matched with core technical curriculum that provides career readiness and leadership skills. Learners are provided with a series of Work Based Learning Opportunities and supported with supplemental instruction in English and Math to help master advanced academic and career technical content.
How is an Academy different than a Pathway?
An Academy setting groups learners into cohorts. This means the learners take their technical and core courses together as a group. Core courses such as English, Math and Science are designed to support the technical learning by designing Measurement Topics to reflect the technical content. Curriculum becomes more relevant when learners understand how core classes are applied to real world application. All course content focuses on knowledge that will improve their understanding of the Pathway itself and allow the learner to be more college and career ready.
CTE (Career Technical Education) Student Organizations:
CTESO’s are a valued instructional component utilized to teach leadership and interpersonal skills development for learners in career technical education programs. The federally recognized CTESO organizations hosted at the Lindsay High School campus are: Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).
N.A.F. (National Academy Foundation):
NAF is one of our biggest partners in Lindsay, responsible for helping us create and shape our Academies to the highest levels!
This is a National non-profit educational organization whose goal is to create a countrywide network of career academies to support the development of youth. Career academies increase the engagement of high school students and provide learning opportunities and partnerships with businesses and community leaders. Lindsay High has three Academies.