Falcon Pathways (Majors & Minors)
The CHS Smaller Learning Community model implements five broad-based Focused Pathways or areas of study which have specialization, or majors, within them. This allows students to explore their career interests while in high school and acquire a strong foundation of coursework which may be essential for specific careers. The five Focused Pathways are:
o Art (A)
o Business (B)
o Health & Human Services (HHS)
o Industry (I)
o Letters & Science (LS)
Students may choose a Focused Pathway based on individual interests. It provides students with a roadmap of courses from which to choose during their sophomore, junior and/or senior years. Within each Focused Pathway, students identify a set of courses to complete, similar to choosing a major or minor in college. The Pathways are not restrictive and students can change their minds later on or even switch to a new Focused Pathway entirely.
There are three different levels of completion within each pathway: Emphasis, Minor, and Major. This provides students with the opportunity to complete requirements in more than one Pathway, if they choose. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate and corresponding pin or medallion indicating their Focused Pathway and level of completion.
Students can receive multiple awards in different Pathways but will only receive ONE medallion for each of the five focused areas. The medallion will represent the highest award achieved within that area. For example: Student majored in Medical (HHS) and Advanced Academic Studies (LS). Student also minored in Dance (A), English & Communications (LS), and Math and Science (LS). They will receive certificates for ALL awards and one major medallion in Health & Human Services, one major medallion in Letters & Science, and one minor medallion in Art.
Applications are reviewed annually. Senior class 2019 applications will be available at the beginning of 4th term as 3rd term grades MUST BE INCLUDED in all applications. Once all applications have been reviewed, the approved award list will be posted on the front door to the counseling center. See your counselor for further information.