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Career Education

Discover Your Passion,
Ignite Your Future!

With Career Education Academies and Pathways at Channel Islands High School, students learn skills and career knowledge that set them on a path to a bright future. Students exit our programs prepared for college and career with a strong academic background, the knowledge of the opportunities and requirements for a career, and with valuable workplace skills. When industry and academia are combined, students understand the importance of learning and how it applies to their future careers and studies.

  • Robotics & Engineering
  • Skilled Trades
  • Business & Marketing
  • Medical
  • Environmental Technology
  • Culinary
  • Multimedia & Entertainment Industry

Contact your college and career technician to enroll!

Career Pathways

Pathways are 2-3 years of a single industry-based class, that apply academia and career skills training for a rich student experience of project-based coursework.

Ultimately, students will graduate with workplace skills and experience, while completing requirements to attend the college of their choice.

  • Students have the freedom to choose other academic courses, allowing them to take University of California (UC) compliant Advance Placement (AP), World Language, Math, and English based on their skill level.
  • Students are encouraged to complete pathways but can choose another course of study if they desire.
  • Includes a number of Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities and experiences, including guest speakers, mock interviews, field trips, job shadowing, internships, and top students can earn an apprenticeship with local businesses.

Channel Islands High School Career Pathways

  • Automotive Technology
  • Culinary
  • Culinary & Hospitality
  • Dance Performance
  • Mariachi
  • Medical
  • Robotics

Academies

Academies are 3-4-year programs that include a CE pathway and a prescribed program of academic courses. This model is a school within a school, perfect for small learning communities and students at risk of not completing high school.

Ultimately, students will graduate with workplace skills and experience, while completing requirements to attend their college of their choice.

  • Students stay together for 3-4 periods a day throughout the life of the academy and will stay in this sequence until graduation.
  • Academic programs are characterized by rigorous, University of California (UC) compliant courses that utilize Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities and CE themes blended into academic coursework.
  • A number of Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities and experiences, including guest speakers, mock interviews, field trips, job shadowing, internships, and top students can earn an apprenticeship with local businesses.

Channel Islands High School Academies

  • Academy of Business & Finance
  • Marine Science Academy

Interested in a BETTER way to a brighter future?

contact your college & career technician to enroll today!​