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Career Pathways

Thunderbirds: Find your path . . .

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Biotechnology  Research and Health Science

Biotechnology and Health Science STEAM Career Pathway

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Business Administration

Business Administration Career Pathway

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Engineering & Technology

Engineering and Technology STEAM Career Pathway

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Government & Social Sciences

Government & Social Sciences Career Pathway

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Information & Computer Science Technology

Information & Computer Science Technology STEAM Career Pathway

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Performing & Communication Arts

Performing & Communication Arts Career Pathway

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Technical, Career & Community

Technical Career and Community Pathway

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Visual & Integrated Design

Visual and Integrated Design STEAM Career Pathway

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Introduction to MHS Career Pathway Program

Letter Explaining  MHS Career Pathway Program

Program Overview

Complete Career Pathway Brochure

Authentic Real-life Experiences Through Co-curricular Activities

Authentic real-life experiences through academic courses and co-curricular activities categorized by a career pathway.

Video: Career Pathways Program

Listen and watch our staff and students describe our Career Pathways Programs.

Career Pathway Transcript Endorsements

Pathways provide students with the opportunity to self-direct a customized learning experience, and to capitalize on school and community opportunities for personal interest, post- secondary education, and careers. The purpose of the Career Pathway Endorsement is to certify that a student has accomplished deep learning in a chosen area of interest by actively pursuing experiences in a pathway that combines academic study, co-curricular application of skills, and community-based learning experiences.  A Career Pathway Endorsement recognizes that a student has actively chosen a series of learning experiences in a pathway and persisted in engaging with and mastering the content.

A Career Pathway Endorsement adds value to the high school diploma by:

  • Signaling to employers, colleges, universities, training programs, and the military that a student has completed a comprehensive, in-depth, and applied course of study in a specialized area;
  • Cultivating transferable work habits including self-reflection, self-direction, and perseverance through purposeful and meaningful planning of learning experiences;
  • Promoting engagement, effectiveness, and growth by allowing for choice in how, when, and in what ways students learn and demonstrate learning; and
  • Supporting learning opportunities that are diverse, rigorous, and connected to the world outside of the school

Eight Career Pathway Endorsement Areas

Beginning with the Class of 2024, students may earn a career pathway endorsement in one or more of the following:

  • Biotechnology Research and Health Science
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Government and Social Sciences
  • Information and Computer Science Technology
  • Performing and Communication Arts
  • Visual and Integrated Design
  • Technical, Career & Community

The Three Components required for a career pathway transcript endorsement

Students are eligible to earn a career pathway endorsement if they have successfully completed three components: academic study, co-curricular application of skills, and community-based learning experiences.

Academic Study

  • Completion of three required/elective courses in the career pathway
  • >80% (B) in all pathway focused elective courses
  • Increased complexity, and complementary or cumulative content
  • Deep learning with an increased level of specialization that builds coherence of the topic through coursework.

Co-curricular application of skills

  • Active participation in pre-approved co-curricular activity

Community-based learning experience

Students must successfully complete a community-based learning experience, characterized by:

1.     Acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the pathway;

2.     Meaningful contact with and opportunities to work alongside professional practitioners in the field; and

3.     Responsibilities, impact, and/ or opportunities to practice in the area of interest or career field that deepens learning of the content area.

  • Successful completion of approved internship or
  • Approved job shadowing externship minimum four to five (4-5) hours) or
  • Approved senior capstone project of thirty (30) hours of pre-approved community service related to your selected career pathway or
  • Approved Option Two experience related to your selected career pathway

Biotechnology Research and Health Science Commitment Form

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Business Administration Pathway Commitment Form

Transcript endorsement requirements

Engineering and Technology Pathway Commitment Form

Transcript endorsement requirements

Government and Social Sciences Pathway Commitment Form

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Information and Computer Science Technology Commitment Form

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Performing and Communication Arts Pathway Commitment Form

Transcript endorsement requirements

Technical, Career and Community Pathway Commitment Form

Transcript endorsement requirements

Visual and Integrated Design Pathway Commitment Form

Transcript endorsement requirements