Research proves that students who are dialed into a career pathway, starting as early as 6th grade, are more likely to succeed beyond high school and easily transition to post-secondary education or the workforce. Through carefully planned curriculum, Broken Arrow Public Schools students use project-based learning to explore all aspects of various career interest areas in peer groups.
Aligned with Career Tech and higher education degree programs, career pathways are an integrated collection of curriculum and programs that provide students with a roadmap for future success and an easy-to-read plan of study based on their interests. Pathways fall under clusters, which are broad occupational groupings. Each cluster is then divided into various pathways.
As part of this program, Broken Arrow Public Schools provides options for students to choose courses that would provide the most benefit as they transition into a college major or degree, technical certification or desired occupation in the workforce.
These pathways are designed through a collaboration with colleges, economic development agencies and local Broken Arrow employers to make sure students are learning the skills most needed to be best qualified for available job opportunities.
Local partners will continually evaluate and provide feedback on the programs and suggest potential changes to courses or skills to add as workforce needs and demands evolve. Additional pathways will form as partnerships with local businesses and colleges are built.