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.
The Pathways program began in 2017 with three high school joining together to establish “pathway academies” that provide an in-depth course of study in a specialized career field.
At 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.
Johnstown High School offers 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, the Academy of Civic and Military Leadership focuses on citizenship and leadership development 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.
Pathway opportunities continue to evolve in the region. To learn more about opportunities available for the 2018-19 school year, contact your school counselor.