Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) seeks to prepare students for high school by helping them choose a Pathway. Eighth graders from all around the area are bussed in to the Galaxy Theater to view a series of videos summarizing each Pathway. Students are encouraged to think outside the box, to get creative about their future, and to have a chance to explore so many directions in a career for life. Helping them get excited about high school is a side benefit, of course!
First, students find out about the opportunities, and second, they learn about the steps to achieve their dreams. These Linked Learning classes help high school students to apply their school knowledge to real life. What an inspiration for their future! Thanks PUSD for putting on this incredible event!
In their words: “You will find that we place our greatest priority on meeting the academic expectations of our parents, students and the State of California. We have defined and established clear content standards for our educational programs and provide the resources to meet these expectations. We offer a rich array of music, athletic, fine art and other extracurricular programs to help develop the whole student. You will find our emphasis in the career technical fields to be well beyond that found in most other school districts, and they help prepare students to enter career fields with job-ready skills. Our visual and performing arts programs begin in elementary schools and culminate with award-winning performances that have taken place throughout the world.”
Find out more: http://www.portervilleschools.org/
Here are some stills from the video above: