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Royal High School

Simi Valley High School

Santa Susana High School


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What Pathways are offered at our district schools?
Simi Valley Schools offers a breadth of pathways linked to each school on this page. From the focus on Arts at Hillside Junior and Santa Susana High;  to Medical, Biotechnology and Emergency Management at Valley View Middle and Simi Valley High; to an emphasis in Homeland Security and Law at Sinaloa Middle and Royal High Schools - there are exciting programs for all students!

How does my child benefit by taking a Pathway course?
Freshmen typically choose a pathway using their interest inventories found in Naviance and My10YearPlan. From grades 10-12 students follow a course sequence emphasizing meaningful, workforce-related knowledge and skill. They may also major in more than 1 Pathway. By senior year, through pathways, seniors will have participated in college-articulated courses and earned college credit, gaining real-world career skills, and will have participated in work-based experiences.

What is the scope and sequence of a Pathway?
Coursework ensures a breadth of knowledge and skills consisting of a minimum of two-leveled courses.  More information is available through high school counselors and Pathway teachers.

What are the outcomes of students engaging in a Pathway modeled program?

For Students

  • The opportunity to obtain college credit for courses completed in high school
  • Hands-on work-based experiences
  • Cutting-edge technical expertise in leveled courses
  • Exposure to high-paying careers
  • Opportunities to visit worksites, participate in internships, and gain an inside look at the world of work

For Parents

  • Reduced tuition costs and other expenses when students earn tuition-free college credits while still in high school
  • More motivated children who focus on his/her future

For Teachers and Schools

  • More interesting coursework liking careers and strong academics
  • More at-risk students stay in school 
  • More hands-on skill development
  • A smoother transition to and greater persistence in post-secondary education and careers

For Colleges and Other Post-secondary Education and Training Institutions

  • More graduates seek advanced education and training
  • Students are better prepared for post-secondary education
  • Greater persistence and less remedial work within the post-secondary system

For Employers

  • Better educated workers who are prepared to grow and develop on the job
  • Greater numbers of skilled workers
  • Reduced employer training costs
  • Employees who know how to apply knowledge and skills to solve work-related problems
  • A world-class workforce able to outwork, outproduce, and outsmart the global competition

For the Community

  • A healthier economy with workers earning higher wages to spend and invest
  • An improved quality of life supported by successful businesses and well-paid residents of the community
  • An educated citizenry that is prepared to contribute to the cultural and civic life

Royal High School

Royal High School Pathways. Pathways include the following: Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Community Service & Law, Food Service & Hospitality, Child Development, Woodworking, Software & Systems Development, Engineering Design, Visual & Media Arts, Finance, International Business, Environmental Resources, Sports Medicine.

International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Homeland Security & Air Force JROTC

The objectives our program is to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Our program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

Santa Susana High School

Santa Susana High Academy Structure

Santa Susana is organized into three schools: Academics, Technical Arts, and the Visual & Performing Arts. Courses of Study, Certification requirements, and the Senior Project are essential components to these programs. Pathways include: Commercial Illustration, Digital Media: Graphics, Video;  STEM Robotics & Engineering; Production & Managerial Arts: Stagecraft, Broadcasting; Performing Arts: Choreography, Professional Music, Theater