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 workforce. Linked Learning continues to gain momentum across the state 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. Today, Linked Learning is available in more than a dozen school districts in California, and is currently expanding to 63 more school districts with the goal of making Linked Learning available to every student in the state who wants to attend a pathway program. 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.

Already, the approach has transformed the lives of thousands of students in California. 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