Welcome Back to School, Linked Learning Pathways!
The Linked Learning Alliance is excited to welcome back all our Linked Learning pathways for the 2022-2023 school year! You are leaders in our collective movement to ensure all students get the opportunity to reach their full potential through high quality college and career pathways for all.
Research shows quality is key to Linked Learning experiences that prepare students to succeed in college and career. Certified pathways exemplify high-quality, rigorous college and career learning and help ensure their communities are creating a roadmap towards educational and economic justice for all.
We are thrilled to be kicking off this school year celebrating the remarkable certification achievements of 26 new Linked Learning pathways.
The Alliance is especially proud to recognize five new Gold pathways this school year, bringing us another step closer to our goal of 1 million young people in Gold Certified pathways. Gold certification represents the highest quality standard for Linked Learning pathways and brings valued public recognition of the exemplary work being done by Linked Learning pathway staff, students, and partners.
The Construction Management Academy at Dinuba High School in Dinuba Unified School District is the first pathway to receive Gold Certification in California’s Central Valley, and the only Gold certified Building and Construction Trades pathway in the nation.
The Biomedical and Engineering pathway at Sato Academy of Math & Science in Long Beach Unified School District became the fourth Gold Certified Linked Learning pathway in Long Beach Unified School District in Spring 2022. Patient Care at Francisco Bravo Magnet High School, Biomedical Science Academy at Reseda Charter High School, and the School of Business and Tourism at the Contreras Learning Complex, all in Los Angeles Unified School District, also earned Gold Certification in Spring 2022. Los Angeles Unified School District is now home to eleven Linked Learning Gold Certified pathways.
We are also excited to welcome twenty new Silver pathways to their first full school year as Linked Learning pathways:
- Health Education and Leadership (HEAL), Colton High School, Colton Unified School District
- CAMS, California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach Unified School District
- Health & Medical, Ernest S. McBride Sr. High School, Long Beach Unified School District
- Law and Public Service, Wilson High School, Long Beach Unified School District
- School of Medicine & Biotechnology, Wilson High School, Long Beach Unified School District
- Law & Public Service Magnet, Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School, Los Angeles Unified School District
- Public Service, Social Justice Leadership Academy Magnet at Esteban E. Torres High School, Los Angeles Unified School District
- Academy of Justice, Oceanside High School, Oceanside Unified School District
- Health Careers Academy, Oceanside High School, Oceanside Unified School District
- Behavioral Health & Human Services, Cajon High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
- IB Film Theory and Production, Cajon High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
- Health Academy, Indian Springs High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
- Machining, Indian Springs High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
- Business and Technology Pathway, San Andreas High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
- Health Science Pathway, San Andreas High School, San Bernardino City Unified School District
- Academy of Business Finance, Golden West High School, Visalia Unified School District
- Computer Science and Design Innovation, East Bay Innovation Academy, Independent Charter
- Performing Arts, Oakland School for the Arts, Independent Charter
- Construction, Port of Los Angeles High School, Independent Charter
- Welding, Port of Los Angeles High School, Independent Charter
These pathways exemplify the Linked Learning approach, bringing together rigorous academics, career-technical education, work-based learning, and student supports to prepare young people for college AND career success. We want to give a special acknowledgement to the Business and Technology and Health Science pathways from San Andreas High School. These pathways represent the only Linked Learning certified pathways in an alternative high school in the nation, deepening the Linked Learning commitment to equitable college and career outcomes for all students.
Finally, the Alliance is pleased to recognize our first certified Linked Learning middle school pathway. STEMM Magnet Academy at Hollenbeck Middle School in Los Angeles Unified School District piloted the new Middle School Certification process, ushering in a new era of Linked Learning experiences for students before they reach high school. We hope the team at Hollenbeck Middle School inspires a new class of middle school pathways to undergo certification this year!
As the Linked Learning community kicks off a new school year, we look forward to seeing all the innovative, exciting work that takes place in our pathways. With $500 million invested in the Golden State Pathways program, we can’t wait to see more communities invest in the decade of difference and bring college and career pathways to their young people.