Career Pathways

Students who choose a career path earlier in their lives will be better prepared for post-secondary education and training. A career pathway at PA Distance will center around employability skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Employability skills are embedded by our teachers into the classroom and used regularly by school counselors and special education teachers, which include, but are not limited to the following: communication (including strong writing skills and public speaking), collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, empathy skills, stress-management, time-management, intercultural skills, confidence, and leadership.

*All students in grades 8-12 have the opportunity to select a career pathway. Having a focused path allows for more opportunities to be given to students that center around their post-secondary goals. 

There are 10 different pathways available to students:

  • Computer Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Education
  • Human Services
  • Business/Business Management
  • Public Safety
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Trade/General Studies
  • Agricultural Sciences

Student Annual Goal (SAG) Sheet

All K-12 students complete a yearly Student Annual Goal (SAG) Sheet that meets the state requirements for a completed career plan. The SAG Sheets assist students in setting academic goals in order to better prepare them for the future!