The Personal Pathways Program is a focused framework linking curricular choices with career and college readiness and are also referred to as career academies. Career academies have been widely adopted in the United States for over 40 years. The aims of this structure are to blend disciplines and academic rigor with a curriculum spanning college-readiness and workplace knowledge and to engage students with relevant experiences in chosen careers or industries.
After their 9th grade year, students will have the option of selecting one of six career pathways to focus their elective choices and out-of-school experiences (job shadow, internships, apprenticeships, graduation project) to an area of their own interest. Students may choose to take elective courses outside of their respective academies as well. Avonworth Personal Pathways choices include: Innovative Arts and Communications; Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship; Health and Medicine; Public and International Relations; and Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.