Pathways Improvement Scope

The project seeks to build a district Arts Center (district funded to support the AME and ICT Pathways in collaboration with industry partners to construct a facility aligned to ICT/Digital Media sector standards that supports the regional Labor Market needs. SWP funds will support the Pathways that will use the new Arts Center. Work jointly with industry partners to improve existing courses and develop new CTE courses for the pathways. SWP grant funds will be used for teacher training and industry externships to keep our teachers abreast of the new industry teaching and equipment. Expand pathways in the ICT/Digital Media sector to include middle school career exploration and courses. Train middle school teachers and counselors in career exploration, prioritizing SED students. Articulate AME and ICT courses with Mt. SAC. The courses will include a curriculum that focuses on industry standards, work-based learning experience, field trips, and internships. SWP grant funding will be used to purchase instructional materials and the latest industry equipment to encourage student success in these courses. Increase Dual Enrollment course offerings and enrollment with Mt. SAC through collaborative work with The Greater LA Education Foundation with a targeted focus to increase access for SED students. Support CTE pathway students by creating 6-year plans with counselors that include post-secondary education programs, apprenticeship opportunities, and career labor market information. Explore pathways in all grade levels (7 through 12) in the ICT/Digital Media sectors in middle school through the joint efforts of the middle and high school teachers and aligned curriculum.

Goals & Priorities

For middle school exploration-teachers will develop curriculum for the middle school students (grades 7 & 8) focused on career exploration and expanding the CTE program K14. The middle schools sites will align AME and ICT coursework to articulate to high school and secure resources to carry out course curriculum as it is written. Maintain and continue to develop articulation agreements with Mt. SAC so students will have additional opportunities to perform at the postsecondary expectations while in high school. Provide community college career pathway courses available for high school students, including developing an Early College Academy with Mt. SAC Industry Partners.
Opportunities will be developed to articulate with key industry partners (industry, trade, or labor associations) to create internships, externships, work-based learning opportunities, and align curriculum to industry expectations and standards. Industry Recognized Credential or Certificate: Validate students knowledge and skill they have gained in the CTE course, and used as a target capstone assessment to which to build the curriculum.

Industry Sector(s) Or Pathway(s)

Arts, Media, & EntertainmentInformation & Communication Technologies