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Pathway Programs

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About Kennett High School Pathway Programs

Modeled after University life, all KHS students may choose to enroll in one of these focused areas of study. Throughout High School, participants complete:

  • High school coursework,
  • College coursework,
  • Job shadowing, internships and work experiences
  • and more

that satisfy traditional graduation requirements and support the development of marketable skills for college and career.

Approximately 150 currently participate across Pathway Programs in

  • Business Administration,
  • Computer Science,
  • Education (See PRIZE Program)
  • Engineering,
  • Finance, 
  • Hospitality (coming soon) and
  • Media Communications.

We’re proud to support the work of the Pennsylvania 2030 Commission on Education and Economic Competitiveness. Similar programs nationwide boast fewer dropouts and higher attendance and achievement.

In Kennett, Pathway Programs come together with the support of an entire community, including staff, faculty, administrators, business partners and higher education institutions.

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Eyes on the PRIZE

As the premier partner in West Chester University’s (WCU) PRIZE program, KHS students will have yet another opportunity to personalize their pathway beginning in 2023-24. Aspiring teachers may complete a Degree Program in Education. Upon receiving their Diploma, eligible students will be automatically enrolled in WCU’s College of Education and Social Work, where they will receive exclusive mentorship from KCSD faculty. Upon receiving their Bachelor’s Degree and certifications, the District has committed to hiring at least three alumni annually. This “Grow Your Own” initiative not only ensures student success, but a sustainable pipeline of diverse educators.

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Learn More

For information on enrollment, please contact KHS Counselor Karina Hirschfield. For other questions, please contact KCSD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Barber.