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Linked Learning Pathways

​​​​​​What is Linked Learning?

Linked Learning provides technical courses integrated with rigorous academics, and combines career-based learning and real-world experiences to make daily learning relevant. Geared for high school students, career oriented pathways such as engineering, health care, law and social justice, and business expose students to possible college and career opportunities while addressing employer needs.


Four Principles of Linked Learning

  • Rigorous academics
  • Career-based learning in the classroom
  • Work-based learning in professional setting
  • Integrated students' supports

The Structure of of Linked Learning Pathways​

  • A clear Vision, Mission, and Outcomes
  • A Four-Year Program of Study
  • Three Courses Linked with a central theme (Career Technical Education, English, and Science/Social Studies)
  • Integrated projects through Project-Based Learning with Industry Business Partners

The Benefits of Being in a Pathway

  • Skills learned will not only be used for education based careers
  • The skills developed will help you succeed in your professional and educational career.
  • Hands-on learning will bring relevance to what is being taught in the classroom.
  • You will develop "soft-skills" that employers are looking for from potential employees.
  • Networking with powerful community partners.
  • Job shadowing
  • Work experience
  • Earn college credits throught Dual Enrollment with State Center Community College District
  • Opportunity to earn industry certifications related to your pathway

​​Linked Learning Pathways at McLane High

  • Educational Careers Academy Pathway (Teachers Academy)
  • Academy of Finance & Entrepreneurship Pathway (Business Academy)
  • Medical & Education Research Academy Pathway (MERA)

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