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Tri-County Pathways

What if schools in close proximity to each other could bridge district boundaries to create shared academic programs that create exciting academies focused on high interest areas of study?

Through Tri-County Pathways, neighboring high schools are working together to provide enhanced opportunities for students in targeted career programs. Incoming freshmen have the chance to take advantage of career-centered academic programs at their choice of the participating high schools.

Each school will allow up to five Grade 9 students from their partner schools to enter a “pathway academy” that provides an in-depth course of study in a specialized career field.

In 2017…

graphicAt Gloversville High School, students can participate in the Academy of Engineering, Architecture, and Design, which features the successful Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program. The Academy empowers students to explore vast opportunities in this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) oriented pathway. PLTW offers five, college credit bearing, pre-engineering classes along with a full complement of Honors, AP, and College-in-the-High-School courses.

graphicAt Johnstown High School, students can enroll in Game On! Academy of Gaming Arts & Sciences, which offers students multiple pathways focused on the video gaming industry – Game Development & Design, Game & Software Programming or the Business of Gaming. Students discover and apply their knowledge of computer coding, graphic arts, creative writing, and business marketing to earn their place in the expanding $92 billion interactive entertainment industry!

At Amsterdam High School, students can enroll in the Academy of Civic and Military Leadership, a citizenship and leadership development pathway offering students the opportunity to enroll in an award-winning Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) program, as well as to explore careers in civic service, cyber defense, military, and community leadership. Students move through their class schedules as a team, allowing them to collaborate on rigorous and relevant cross-curricular projects and assignments.

2017 brochure

To learn more, contact your school counselor.