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Graduation Pathways

The window to submit applications for the 2021-2022 school year is March 1 to April 31st, 2021

With the passage of Graduation Pathways, students are now able to individualize their graduation requirements to align to their postsecondary goal. No longer must all students fit into the same academic mold, but rather, they can choose the options that best meet their postsecondary needs and aspirations. Students can create pathways that serve their educational interests and prepares them for postsecondary educational and career opportunities.

Grad Pathway Requirement #1

High School Diploma

Grad Pathway Requirement #2

Learn and Demonstrate Employability Skills

Students must complete at least one of the following to demonstrate the Department of Workforce Development’s Employability Skills Benchmarks

Project-Based Learning Experience

Service-Based Learning Experience

Work-Based Learning Experience

Grad Pathway Requirement #3

Postsecondary Ready Competencies

Students must complete at least one of the following

Honors Diploma




To meet this Postsecondary-ready Competency for the Graduation Pathways, a student must earn at least a minimum AFQT score to qualify for placement into one of the branches of the US military, which is currently set at the score of 31.

State - and Industry-recognized Credential or Certification

Federally-recognized Apprenticeship

  • Per the Indiana General Assembly, any apprenticeship program must be registered under the federal National Apprenticeship Act (29 U.S.C. 50 et seq.) or another federal apprenticeship program administered by the United States Department of Labor.
  • Federally Recognized Apprenticeships

Career-Technical Education Concentrator

  • CTE Concentrator Definition: Under the previous definition of a CTE Concentrator, a student must earn a C average or higher in at least 6 high school credits in a career sequence. The updated definition is a student must earn a C average in at least two non-duplicative advanced courses (courses beyond an introductory course) within a particular program or program of study. This new definition will begin with the 2023 graduating cohort (freshmen beginning in 2019-20); current high schoolers are grandfathered under the 6 credits definition.
  • Concentrator Course Sequence Webinar

AP/IB/Dual Credit/Cambridge International courses or CLEP Exams

Locally Created Pathway

Locally Created Pathways (LCPs) are locally determined competencies and/or assessments beyond the current Postsecondary-Ready Competencies (PRCs) that demonstrate a student has the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful after high school.


January 2019 Innovation Webex

March 2019 Innovation Webex

  • Description: Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) is a four to six year program (grades 9-14) focused on engaging students in hands-on, project-based learning to be successful in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Students successfully completing the program earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree at no cost. Graduates are first in line for a job with industry partners in the growing STEM career fields.
  • March 2019 – Innovation Webex
  • March 2019 - Innovation Webex Slides
  • PTECH Work Based Learning Toolkit

April 2019 Innovation Webex

  • Description: This Webex was conducted by the Indiana Youth Institute in partnership with the IDOE, CareerWise Colorado, and the Colorado Department of Education. During this Webex we discuss innovative practices that satisfy the Employability Skills requirement in Graduation Pathways.
  • April 2019 – Innovation Webex
  • April 2019 – Innovation Webex Slides

Reporting and Tracking

Parent Communication

Middle School