Each level of certification has a different level of rigor and unlocks unique benefits through the Linked Learning network.

You have the basic program elements in place to provide students with a rich, integrated college and career prep experience. To get to Linked Learning Silver, the next step will be to integrate these components as part of a cohesive student experience.


You have the core components of a Linked Learning pathway in place, and can use basic data about your pathway to inform program design and improve students outcomes. To get to Linked Learning Gold, you will need to focus on the quality of the pathway design to better prepare students for college, career, and life.


You are going beyond the core components and providing an exceptional pathway experience. You can present clear evidence that your pathway is achieving impressive outcomes with students to effectively prepare them for college, career, and life. See Gold certification requirements.