Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Local Schools See Increased Career Pathway Emphasis

hopkinsschool 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/15/13) – Eighth-graders registering for next year’s high school classes in Hopkins County Schools will see an increased emphasis on Career Pathways.
 
This week, each eighth-grader will receive a Career Pathways book specifically for the high school they will attend. Each lists all of the different pathways available at the school, as well as a chart listing suggested courses in high school. There’s also information on possible post-secondary offerings.
 
“Now, a student can look at the pathways that are offered with a guidance counselor, and decide what he or she wants to do,” said district Career and Technical Education Coordinator Kitty Davis, who has led the local effort to expand the Career Pathways options.
 
“By the time the students enter high school, they have had many opportunities to explore careers,” she said. “A Career Pathway is like an educational roadmap starting with the freshman year.”
 
In middle school, each student has an ILP, or Individual Learning Plan, which is used to record goals, store assessment results, record extracurricular activities and track career exploration activities. The ILP is a tool that students use when selecting their Career Pathway. These are developed starting in 6th grade.
 
While Career Pathways have been available in career and technical areas for a while, local educators began an effort to create pathways in academic/non-CTE areas two years ago. This came about after Kentucky set a graduation requirement that students must have four standards-based learning experiences in an academic or career interest, based on the student’s Individual Learning Plan.
 
“Now, we have Career Pathways in 10 Career Cluster areas, including science and math, arts and humanities, and manufacturing,” Davis said. “Out of 14 Kentucky Career Clusters, we offer Career Path-ways in Hopkins County Schools in 10 cluster areas.”
 
The pathways were developed by the faculty at Hopkins County Central and Madisonville North Hopkins high schools. Each school has its own Career Pathway guidebook – in school colors – because of differences in course titles and classes offered.
 
There are 56 Career Pathways at MNHHS, and 51 at HCCHS.
 
“The pathways will be updated annually, as courses are added or deleted from the curriculum,” Davis said. Most of the post-secondary information in the pathways was provided by Madisonville Community College and/or Murray State University.
 
College and Career Readiness is now a goal of the state accountability system, Unbridled Learning. “The new Unbridled Learning has brought College and Career Readiness to the forefront,” said Pam Todd, principal of Hopkins County Schools Academy and the Career and Technology Center. “The urgency is because it plays a part in the accountability numbers.”
 
The Career Pathways for each high school can be accessed online at www.hopkins.kyschools.us/careerpathways.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Lori Harrison
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Fugitive From Another State Arrest

HENDERSON, Ky. (7/23/14) — On July 22, 2014, Joshua Culbreath was charged with being a Fugitive from Another State… Read More

Greenville Family Loses Home, Possessions in Fire

GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/23/14) — James family of Greenville lost all their possessions in a house fire at around 6:30 p.m.… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 22, 2014 3637

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 21, 2014 2585

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 1931

Business Spotlight - Painted Window Aims…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 1847

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - July…

in News by Madisonville Police Department
July 23, 2014 1329

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 22, 2014 3637

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 23, 2014 1329

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
July 21, 2014 1164

Madisonville Fire Chief Announces…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 1111

Three Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 896

Families Upset About Piney Groves…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 21, 2014 1266

Portion of Southeastern Parkway Closed…

in News by Beth Cecil
July 22, 2014 928

Alliance for a Drug Free Owensboro and…

in News by Carla Shelton
July 22, 2014 848

Daviess County Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
July 23, 2014 760

Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Meeting…

in News by Sherry Girten
July 21, 2014 483

Strahan Selected as Cravens Elementary…

in Top Stories by Julie Ellis

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 21, 2014 2585

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 1931

Business Spotlight - Painted Window Aims…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 1264

Greenville Family Loses Home, Possessions…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 830

Swinging for Sadie Raises $6,000 for…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03