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High Quality CTE Pathway

CA Department of Education

12 Essential Elements of a High-Quality Career & College Pathway

California recognizes the importance of creating student focused essential elements of a high-quality college and career pathway. 

  1. Student-Centered Delivery of Services 
  2. Student Equity
  3. Access 
  4. Leadership at All Levels 
  5. High-Quality, Integrated Curriculum and Instruction 
  6. Skilled Instruction and Educational Leadership, informed by Professional Learning
  7. The strong presence of Career Exploration and Student Supports 
  8. Appropriate Use of Data and Continuous Improvement 
  9. Opportunities for strategic and intentional Cross-System Alignment shou
  10. Intentional Recruitment and Marketing (Promotion, Outreach, and Communication)
  11. Sustained Investments and Funding through Mutual Agreements
  12. Strong Partnerships with Industry