Career Pathways in the Lawrence Public Schools provide students a sequential set of classes to explore careers of interest and develop skills in preparation for college and a career.
Introductory courses allow students to explore a wide variety of careers within the field. Technical level courses focus on specific skills that are needed within the career area. Students who have gained the technical skills within the pathway are eligible to enroll in Application level courses, which provide "real-world" experiences in the classroom with industry mentors or through professional workplace experience. Many courses are eligible for college credit.
Career Pathways and Plans of StudyThe Lawrence Public Schools offer nineteen (19) Career Pathways, which are organized into eight (8) Plans of Study. For detailed information on the Career Pathways offered in the Lawrence Public Schools click on the links below.Animal SciencePlant SystemsBioChemistry (Environmental Science)A/V Communications TechnologyVisual ArtsWeb and Digital CommunicationsBusiness FinanceMarketingConstruction and DesignManufacturingAutomotive ServiceEngineering and Applied MathematicsInformation Support and ServicesProgramming and Software DevelopmentHealth ScienceRestaurant and Event ManagementEducation and TrainingFamily, Community and Consumer ServicesGovernment and Public Administration
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Find a Scholarship.Career Cruising provides information on careers, post-secondary education and financial aid for USD 497 students in grades 6 - 12 and their parents. Students and parents can identify careers of interest and research possible post-secondary opportunities. The website includes a post-secondary planning guide beginning in 8th grade and provides important information for parents on Federal Financial Aid, including how to complete the FAFSA, the Federal Student Aid application.All 6-12 student have an account. To sign in and visit the website go to: www.careercruising.com/login/497
The Lawrence College and Career Center is now open.The Lawrence College and Career Center prepares students for their future through hands-on learning experiences in an innovative, engaging environment. With direct input from business and industry leaders, students will have access to technology and curriculum that is relevant and useful. Earning college credit now, with an opportunity for free tuition, will give students a head start on their future.To learn more about the College and Career Center, including course offerings and student schedules, please visit the Lawrence College and Career Center webpage.