Posted: Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:23am Updated: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 7:46am

Pathway practices have been identified by a review committee as implementation ideas for the graduation pathways. This catalog of Pathway practices will be updated as new practices are identified.

Title: Commercial and Industrial Construction
Summary: The Commercial and Industrial Construction pathway in the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Decatur Township in Indianapolis originated from the fact that the local career center did not have enough seats in the Construction Trades program to accommodate the requests.  The MSD of Decatur Township partnered with Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) to allow students to enroll in their Construction Prep Academy.  This pathway is an academic program exceeding the Graduation Pathway minimum requirements.  Students earn CTE Concentrator status, multiple industry credentials, and participate in an internship.  The course of study culminates with students completing the first year of a 4-year apprenticeship in a construction trade and work toward an Associate of Science/Tech degree.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Decatur Township
Point of Contact: Chris Duzenbery,
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Title: Columbus Signature Academy-New Tech
Summary: Columbus Signature Academy-New Tech is based on a national STEM model that focuses on project-based learning.  Certified as a STEM school by the Indiana Department of Education, students at Columbus Signature Academy-New Tech collaborate with community partners in wall-to-wall projects throughout this 4-year pathway.   Upon culmination of this pathway, Columbus Signature Academy-New Tech students have earned either a Core 40, Core 40 academic honors, and/or Core 40 technical honors diploma, completed 4 years of mathematics and science, earned 12 college credits, completed a 75-hour STEM-oriented internship, and 100 hours of community service. 
Authoring Institution: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Point of Contact: Bill Jensen,
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Title: JCHS Industrial Maintenance Pathway
Summary: This pathway is 4 years in the making. Thanks to a few Agricultural teachers on staff who had work experience in industry and like to be challenged, we were able to license those teachers in manufacturing. We began with Conexus Indiana to resurrect the manufacturing program. As the voices of our local manufacturers grew and aligned, we found ourselves moving to the MPRO courses at IVY Tech and now the Skills Trac certifications at Wright State Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio. This program exists because of the collaboration and financial support of many organizations. Its success begins and ends with the stakeholders involved in its creation.
Authoring Institution: Jay School Corporation
Point of Contact: Chad Dodd,
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Title: Batesville Manufacturing Co-Op
Summary: Students in this pathway complete an academic program exceeding the Graduation Pathway minimum requirements by earing 24 dual credits, working towards technical certification in Design or Industrial Technology through Ivy Tech-Batesville and completing relevant cooperative experiences with three local manufacturing leaders. Students participate in 8-week onsite rotations under the direction of local industry professionals to simulate relevant work experiences.
Authoring Institution: Batesville Community Schools Corporation
Point of Contact: Andy Allen,
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