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Oakland Unified School District


What is a Pathway?

A college and career pathway is a career-themed and college preparatory program available at a high school. An academy is another term used at individual schools to describe career pathways.

OUSD Pathways consists of a cohorted group of students who experience a sequence of industry-themed curricula that integrates career and technical education courses, core academic courses, work-based learning opportunities and student support services.  OUSD Pathways are supported by a team of teachers across subject areas and grade levels who collaborate regularly to facilitate student learning. By blending theoretical knowledge with real-world application, OUSD Pathways result in relevant and rigorous personalized educational experiences that inspire students and prepare them for college, career, and community.

Find Your College & Career Pathway

Oakland Unified School District has 16 high schools and each high school offers an exciting variety of pathways. Whether a student's interest lies in media and design or bio tech and computer engineering, there is a pathway that focuses on those interests.

Pathways offer an engaging curriculum proven to help keep students engaged and graduate at a higher rate than those who do not participate in a pathway.

Pathways are open to ALL students within the OUSD.

Click here to see all College & Career pathways in OUSD, including contact information.