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Opportunities for Students- Pasco Pathways
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Each year Pasco Pathways Expos are held in November to showcase the opportunities available to students in Pasco County. Below are links to the recordings from this year's events. 

West Pasco Pathways Expo Recordings

East Pasco Pathways Expo Recordings

Wendell Krinn Technical High School Pasco Pathways Expo Recordings 

Below is additional information on the pathways and options available to high school students in Pasco County.

Pasco County Schools is proud to have been named AP Large District of the Year by CollegeBoard. AP courses offer students the opportunity to earn college credit and be exposed to the rigor of college level courses.

Students may choose courses based on their interests and strengths therefore increasing engagement with the content. More than 2,900 universities and colleges worldwide award credit, accelerated placement, or both to students who have performed satisfactorily on these exams. Pasco County Schools administers exams to students enrolled in AP courses at no cost. AP courses are offered at all Pasco County high schools.

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Pasco County Schools is proud to have been named AP Large District of the Year by CollegeBoard. AP Capstone is a diploma program based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world. Basically, if you want to solve complicated problems, think independently, and stand out on your college application, AP Capstone is for you!

The AP Capstone program is offered at Cypress Creek, J.W. Mitchell, River Ridge, Sunlake, Wesley Chapel Wiregrass Ranch and Zephyrhills High Schools.

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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas.

AVID is offered at Anclote, Fivay, Gulf High School, Hudson, Pasco, and Zephyrhills High Schools.

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Pasco County Schools is proud to offer the Cambridge Programme at 10 outstanding schools. For more than 170 years, the prestigious University of Cambridge has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through their examinations. The Advanced International Certificate of Education is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations, a division of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England — an institution consistently ranked as one of the top five academic universities in the world. If you want to be prepared for college, the Cambridge Programme will give you an enormous head start.

The Cambridge Programme is offered at Anclote, Hudson and Pasco High Schools.

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What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education is comprised of programs specializing in career preparation in skilled trades, applied sciences and technology. CTE programs are categorized into 17 career clusters which drive course offerings and curriculum.

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CTE Course Catalog

The Collegiate High School Program is designed to allow students to earn an AA/AS Degree or a CAPE Industry Certification while also earning their standard high school diploma. This rigorous opportunity allows students to get ahead on college credits while also saving money. Students who have been part of the Collegiate High School program have truly enjoyed and benefited from their experience. Collegiate High School requires students to be full-time at Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC). Accepted students will not take any courses on their high school campus, but they will be considered a student at their zoned high school where they can participate in school athletics, student activities and graduation ceremonies.

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Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows students to take postsecondary coursework and simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma, a career certificate, an industry certification or an associate or baccalaureate degree aa Florida public or eligible private postsecondary institution. If you have questions about dual enrollment, please contact your school counselor. For more information, please visit the PHSC website.

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Pasco County Schools is proud to offer fine arts programming at all of our schools. In addition, we offer select fine arts programs at a number of schools that have received top industry recognitions and are providing a comprehensive fine arts education to our students. Students have the opportunity to perform and showcase their work throughout the community. Fine arts students leave with skills that allow them to pursue careers and higher education in the arts. Students learning through creativity enhances their ability to be problem solvers and in-turn increases their performance in core academic classes.

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The International Baccalaureate programme (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programme encourages both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. IB World School students develop strong academic, social, and emotional characteristics. Furthermore, IB students can earn college credit and even a full scholarship with the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

The IB program is offered at Gulf and Land O’ Lakes High Schools.
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Pasco County Schools is proud to have a New Teacher Academy at River Ridge High School, Wiregrass Ranch High School, and Zephyrhills High School. Developing future teachers, while serving the community, provides a powerful platform for the next generation of teachers. Students in their second and third years identify educational issues and create solutions, in the form of creative philanthropy projects. NTA students market their projects, create logos, acquire funding, schedule appointments, purchase t-shirts, and raise community awareness, all while learning the attributes of being an excellent educator.

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Technical high school options bring in-demand career and technical programs to the forefront of public education. Wendell Krinn Technical High School provides access to 13 different technical education programs, including auto service, biomedical sciences, commercial art, computer systems, cosmetology, culinary arts, cybersecurity, digital cinema, electricity, HVAC, marine service, robotics and welding. In addition, students at K-Tech have access to more dual enrollment courses on campus through Pasco-Hernando State College than any other school in Pasco County. If you’re looking to be ready for college, career, and life right out of high school, this is it!

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