Pathways Improvement Scope

Because the goal of the high school is to have 100% of their students complete a CTE pathway prior to graduation, we need to expand. Currently, only 4 pathways exist that can only house 42% of the student population in the introduction, concentrator, and capstone courses. In addition, the Covina High School students have been surveyed and have asked for pathways in the Aviation field. Upon our first marketing campaign for the Aviation pathway over 300 students attended and completed the first aviation course offered by our industry partner, the Junior Flight Academy. The interest is high, we have an industry partner, and we are aligned with the aviation program at our local junior college.

The Aviation CTE pathway plan will meet the regional industry’s need for more skilled workers by creating a career trajectory that begins in middle school. We expect the Junior Flight Academy to fully integrate with our middle school curriculum. There is also potential for the program to infuse down to the TK-5 grade span in the next three years.

Goals & Priorities

Grant funds will be used to start a new 7-12 aviation pathway at Covina that is informed by LMI data. Program enrollment will reflect the demographics of the student body: 92% Students of Color, 64% SED, 4.4% English Learners, 14.4% Students with Disabilities, and 2% Homeless/Foster Youth (some students identify in more than one category).

C-VUSD has developed a partnership with a community college partner, Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. Sac), for this new pathway. C-VUSD will work with Mt. Sac towards vertical articulation and dual enrollment. High school students will attend field trips to Mt. Sac to observe the Aircraft Maintenance Technician Program and Aviation classes, and Mt. Sac faculty will do guest lectures in the Covina-Valley aviation classes.

In conjunction with industry partners, the Junior Flight Academy, C-VUSD’s CTE department will explore collaboration opportunities (mentorship, job shadowing, and/or guest speaker presentations) with local aviation businesses, such as Bracket Field.

As informed by the High-Quality CTE evaluation tool and aligned to the Problem statement our objectives are to:

1. Increase sections for student participation in CTE courses at Covina High (District to fund sections)

2. Develop internships for students in the Aviation field (district-funded) – The teacher of record will recruit partners and place students across the local area.

3. Offer Dual enrollment aviation courses through Mt Sac.

4. Increase career exploration/college transition with the local colleges and Vocational training facilities (district-funded) – Counselors and teachers of record will conduct career exploration services for students with a focus on aviation careers

5. Provide industry-standard equipment and experiences on campus for each new pathway (SWP funded) – The teacher of record, and Mt Sac Aviation staff have developed a resource list to create the proper classroom lab environment for aviation courses. State-of-the-art aviation equipment will be purchased with the majority of the SWP funding. Detailed in the budget report below.

6. Align career pathway(s) and/or program(s) to postsecondary pathways include a dual enrollment agreement with Mt. SAC college, enrollment counseling for local Vocational Schools, financial aid workshops, and college application counseling for targeted colleges supporting students’ trajectory in the aviation field.

6. Offer our priority enrollment and scholarship MOUs with for Cal Poly, ULV, and APU.

7. Close the opportunity equity gaps including improving access to and completion of high-skill/high-wage CTE opportunities for homeless, EL, SED, and Foster Youth students.

Industry Sector(s) Or Pathway(s)

Transportation (CDE)