NEW FOR 2014-15!!
Our 10th Open Choice Pathway:
Alternative Energy Resource Occupations (AERO)
The AERO Academy focus is to provide real-world
application of the knowledge and skills necessary for the Energy, Construction, and Transportation Industries. Students receive hands-on instruction in Renewable Energy, Alternative Fuels, "Green" Architecture, and Energy Efficiency. (Offered at Porterville High School.)
2014-15 "Open Choice", Pathway Application Important Dates for Incoming Freshmen fall, 2015 enrollment:
• December 5 - Friday informational tours, two sessions at each high school 9:00-9:45 a.m. or 12:00-12:45 p.m.
• December 12 - Friday informational tours, two sessions at each high school 9:00-9:45 a.m. or 12:00-12:45 p.m.
• January 16 - Application Deadline (12 p.m. noon)
• February - Pathway Enrollment Lottery Results Mailed
• March - Pathway Enrollment Period & Site Parent Meetings
The Linked Learning Approach used at our district-wide pathways transforms student’s high school experience by bringing together:
- Challenging Academics
- Technical Skills
- Work-based Learning
- Student Support
Through our Pathways (smaller learning communities), Linked Learning has become the engine to drive this high school reform. It delivers what our high school students need: academic preparation for college and career skills for success in the real world. Students are treated like adults and work as a team with teachers, businesses technical experts and mentors. They study through the lens of a career theme that interests them, learning challenging academics blended with demanding technical skills, while getting real world experience.
“Pathways connect learning with students’ interests and job preparation lead to higher graduation rates increased postsecondary enrollments, higher earning potential and greater civic engagement.”
---Former California State Superintendent, Jack O’Connell
Click here to view videos of State Superintendant Tom Torlakson & Assemblymember Connie Conway