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 Advanced Academics Pathways


Educational programs in Advanced Academic pathways prepare students for career opportunities that will lead to multiple postsecondary options for advanced studies and skills. Students will be able to use these skills in a university or college setting and/or many career fields.

Advanced Academic Pathways

Students may complete an Advanced Academic pathway when three units of credit from English language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies have been successfully completed and additional criteria met.

Advanced Academic Pathway in English Language Arts Criteria:

  • Students need to earn four units of credit in English language arts; and
  • The student’s chosen English language arts pathway will include at least one Advanced Placement course (23.043; 23.053; 23.065), or one International Baccalaureate course (23.06800; 23.06900; 23.06110; 23.06120; 23.06130), or one postsecondary enrollment course that fulfills a core graduation requirement in English language arts; and
  • Students need to complete two units of sequential course credit in one world language.

Advanced Academic Pathway in Mathematics Criteria:

  • Students need to earn four units of credit in mathematics; and
  • The student’s chosen mathematics pathway will include at least one Advanced Placement course (27.072; 27.073; 27.074), or one International Baccalaureate course (27.06120; 27.06130; 27.05220; 27.05240), or one postsecondary course that fulfills a core graduation requirement in mathematics; and
  • Students need to complete two units of sequential course credit in one world language.

Advanced Academic Pathway in Science Criteria:

  • Students need to earn four units of credit in science; and
  • The student’s chosen science pathway will include at least one Advanced Placement course (26.014; 26.062; 40.053; 40.083; 40.0841; 40.0842), or one International Baccalaureate course (26.01800; 26.01900; 26.06300; 40.08500; 40.08600), or one postsecondary course that fulfills a core graduation requirement in science; and
  • Students need to complete two units of sequential course credit in one world language.

Advanced Academic Pathway in Social Studies Criteria:

  • Students need to earn three units of credit in social studies; and
  • The student’s chosen social studies pathway will include at least one Advanced Placement course (45.016; 45.052; 45.053; 45.062 45.063; 45.077; 45.0811; 45.082; 45.084), or one International Baccalaureate course (45.01310; 45.01320; 45.01700; 45.017100; 45.06500; 45.06600; 45.07800; 45.07900; 45.08700; 45.08800; 45.08810 ), or one postsecondary course that fulfills a core graduation requirement in social studies; and
  • Students need to complete two units of sequential course credit in one world language.