Pinellas Pathways to Graduation - Parent Information

  • Pinellas Pathways to Graduation logoFrequently Asked Questions


    When will students select a Pathway?

    • Students will select their Pathway in their 9th grade year.


    What if they want to change their Pathway?

    • Students can change their Pathway at any time.

    Why are Pathways important?

    •  Along with test scores and grade point average, course selection is one of the most important factors in being a competitive application to colleges and other post- secondary options.

    Does my student have to take the exact courses listed in the brochure?

    • No, these courses are simply examples of what a four year plan could look like. There are many courses that satisfy requirements for each Pathway and the examples. View All Pathways Course Requirements

    Are AP, virtual, and world language courses graduation requirements?

    • One class is a requirement for a standard diploma. Advanced Placement and world language courses are great examples of classes that are not required to graduate, but make a student a more competitive candidate when applying for post-secondary education. Therefore AP and world language courses are included in all Pinellas Pathways.



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