Pathways

Pathways

Career Pathways are careers that are grouped together because many of the people in them share similar interests and strengths. All pathways include a variety of occupations that require different levels of education and training.

Selecting a Career Pathway provides a focus into which one can begin directing energies and determining a tentative career “fit” though it is always acceptable to change one’s mind. By identifying with a pathway, students are aided in selecting courses, extra-curricular activities and part-time employment.

Career Pathways provide a plan for all students regardless of their interests, abilities, talents, or desired levels of education. All pathways have equal dignity. The following six (6) Career Pathways have been developed by the state of Michigan and have been adopted by Caledonia High School. 

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Arts & Communications

Arts & Communications Pathway

Careers in this path are related to the humanities and performing, visual, literary, and media arts. These include architecture; graphic, interior, and fashion design; writing; film; fine arts; journalism; languages; media; advertising; and public relations.

  • Are you a creative thinker?
  • Are you imaginative, innovative and original?
  • Do you like to communicate ideas?
  • Do you like making crafts, drawing, playing a musical instrument, taking photos, or writing stories?

Business & Technology

Business & Technology Pathway

Careers in this path are related to the business environment. These include entrepreneur, sales, marketing, computer information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics, and management and the technology that is behind it.

  • Do you enjoy being a leader, organizing people, planning activities, and talking?
  • Do you like to work with numbers or ideas? 
  • Do you have ideas for start-up businesses?
  • Do you enjoy programming and coding?
  • Do you enjoy designing websites and apps?

Engineering & Industrial

Engineering & Industrial Pathway

Careers in this path are related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, and maintain physical systems. These include engineering, manufacturing, construction, service, and related technologies.

  • Are you mechanically inclined and practical?
  • Do you like reading diagrams and blueprints, and drawing building structures?
  • Are you curious about how things work?
  • Would you enjoy painting a house, repairing cars, wiring electrical circuits, or woodworking? 

Health Sciences

Health Sciences Pathway

Careers in this path are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, therapeutic and pharmaceutical services, and related health technologies.

  • Do you like to care for people or animals who are sick or help them stay well?
  • Are you interested in diseases and in how the body works?
  • Do you enjoy reading about science and medicine?
  • Would it be fun to learn first aid or volunteer at a hospital
    or veterinary clinic? 

Human Services

Human Services Pathway

Careers in this path are related to economic, political, and social
systems. These include education, government, law and law enforcement, leisure and recreation, military, religion, child care, social services, and personal services.

  • Are you friendly, open, understanding, and cooperative?
  • Do you like to work with people to solve problems?
  • Is it important to you to do something that makes things better for other people?
  • Do you like to help friends with family problems?
  • Do you like reading, storytelling, traveling, or tutoring young children?

Natural Resources

Natural Resources Pathway

Careers in this path are related to agriculture, the environment, and natural resources. These include agricultural sciences, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, forestry, horticulture, and wildlife.

  • Are you a nature lover?
  • Are you practical, curious about the physical world, and interested in plants and animals?
  • Do you enjoy hunting or fishing?
  • Do you like to garden or mow the lawn?
  • Are you interested in protecting the environment?

STEM Endorsement

If a student successfully completes all of the following credit requirements, the District will notate on the student's transcript or diploma that the student has earned a STEM endorsement:

  • At least six (6) credits in mathematics
  • At least six (6) credits in science
  • At least one-half (1/2) credit featuring significant course work involving technology activities and at least 1/2 credit featuring significant course work involving engineering activities

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