Where Linked Learning is Happening

Linked Learning is a proven approach that is turning public high school education into a personally relevant, engaging experience for students, exposing them to previously unimagined career and college opportunities and preparing them to succeed in today’s global economy. Linked Learning continues to gain momentum in California and across the country as recognition of its effectiveness grows. As a flexible, adaptable approach to high school reform, Linked Learning can be tailored to the unique needs of most districts, schools, and communities. Originally, Linked Learning began in nine California school districts, known as the District Initiative. With investments from the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) and Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program (CTEIG), Linked Learning is available in more than 100 districts in California. Today, Linked Learning is expanding outside of California to include school districts in Massachusetts, Texas, Michigan, and Canada. It is delivered through a variety of models including California Partnership Academies, career academies, NAF academies, charter schools, and small-themed schools.

For a comprehensive list of Linked Learning pathways, click here. Additionally, you may search for pathways in the map included below. The map will eventually be updated to include pathways outside of California.


Already, the approach has transformed the lives of thousands of students. Research shows that Linked Learning certified pathway students are less likely to drop out and more likely to graduate than similar students in traditional high school programs. Also, students coming into Linked Learning with low achievement scores demonstrate greater academic success than similar students enrolled in traditional high schools.

Delivery Models of Linked Learning