• career pathway logo" As we think about how to remake high schools to improve academic outcomes and ensure that our students can compete in the labor market... we also need to ensure that classes are engaging and that students are motivated to learn because they see a pathway to their future."
                                                                                                 (Career Pathways: Education with a Purpose. Hull, Dan, 2005)
    CAREER PATHWAY Selection Process

     All students, beginning with the class of 2013, shall select an initial Career Pathway and develop a related post-secondary career plan with the help of their school counselor during the freshman year.   Students will have opportunities to review and revise their pathway choice each year based on their work in Success 101, course experiences, personal interests, research and work-based activities.  Students who accumulate a minimum of four (4) credits within a specific pathway will be recognized with a Career Pathway Certificate at graduation.  Credits earned toward a Pathway Certificate may be a combination of “required” courses and “additional” courses as listed in the Program of Studies. Earning a Pathway Certificate is not a graduation requirement.



    The Career Pathways Program reinforces that the high school years are a significant transition to future career possibilities and adult responsibilities. The program is intended to help students focus on specific career opportunities that meet their interests. Killingly High School currently offers 23 pathways.  Students make more knowledgeable decisions regarding post secondary education and the necessary steps needed to successfully lead them to their career of choice. Therefore, the student connects the high school experience to the Real World of Work and gives the student a purpose for excelling at this level.

    By clicking on the individual Pathways on the left, a new page will open showing occupations related to that pathway, with required and alternate courses.
Last Modified on September 15, 2009