The Worcester Public School district strives to create a post-secondary bound culture through college pathway programs. College pathway programs connect classroom learning with real world applications and experiences. They are meant to expand and accelerate college-going opportunities to high school students, so they become empowered in their education pathway. The Worcester Public School district aspires to collaborate with students, families, high schools, college access programs, and community partners to provide students with college pathway options that are meaningful, self-directed, and that can help with successful transition into postsecondary programs. Specific benefits for students who participate in college pathway programs include:
- Preparation for success after high school, where students are informed on what they need to accomplish to achieve their postsecondary and career goals.
- Preparation for students to pursue a full range of postsecondary opportunities, including college degree and certiﬁcate programs, formal employment training, apprenticeship, or military service.
- Allows students to choose a context for learning that is interesting to them which can increase motivation and engagement.
Career Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) – Chapter 74
- The Engineering and Technology Academy at Doherty Memorial High School
- The Health Science Academy at North High School
- Worcester Technical High School
Career Technical Education (CTE)
- The Automotive Technology Program - Burncoat Senior High School and South High Community School
- The Business Technology Program - North High School
- The Culinary Program - South Community High School
- The Diesel Technology Program - South High Community School
- The Early Childhood Program - North High School and South High Community School
- The Forensics/Criminal Justice program at North High School
- The Marketing program at Doherty Memorial High School, North High School and South High Community School