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Every San Diego Unified high school offers college and career “pathways” aimed at preparing students for a successful future. Pathways provide students with rigorous academic and career/technical education courses in high-skill, high-wage, and high-growth fields. By combining quality classroom instruction with work-based learning experiences, pathways emphasize both college and career preparation.

Students are guaranteed access to the high school serving their community, although they may also qualify for other options. To begin preparing even the youngest learners to be successful in high school, neighborhood elementary and middle schools may offer classes aligned with the pathways emphasized by their local high school. These cohesive communities of neighborhood schools are typically called school “clusters.