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Georgia Career Cluster & Career Pathways Q & A

1. What are Georgia Career Clusters & Career Pathways?

Career Pathways are a group of careers which guide students to investigate careers by interest and to design their courses of study in order to advance their career goals. Students select their pathway based on what they want to do after graduation and take a core set of classes coupled with electives based on their chosen career path.

2. When and how will my student select a Career Cluster & Career Pathway?

During the fall 2013 semester, all 9th grade students will select a Career Cluster & Career Pathway during their initial Career Guidance Lesson. Beginning in spring 2014, all 8th grade students will select a Career Cluster & Career Pathway during their Career Guidance Lesson and on their Individual Graduation Plan.

3. What is the process for students who wish to change their Career Cluster & Career Pathway?

All high school students will have an opportunity to change their Career Cluster & Career Pathway selection during Career Guidance Lessons.

4. If a student changes their Career Cluster & Career Pathway, will it impact their ability to graduate on time?

No. Career Cluster & Career Pathway selection and completion will not impact on-time graduation as all courses required for graduation will be scheduled first.

5. How do I access my students Career Cluster & Career Pathway?

Students will select and save their Career Cluster & Career Pathway selection in their Georgia Career Information System, Career Portfolio. Parents/Guardians may use the following hyper-link instructions to view their student’s Career Cluster & Career Pathway selection:

Parent Instructions for Reviewing Student Career Guidance Portfolio

6. Where can I find additional information regarding Career Clusters & Career Pathways?

http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/CTAE/Pages/CTAE-Georgia-Career-Clusters.aspx

Fulton County School Academic Pathways

7. Where can I find a list of the Career Clusters & Career Pathways offered in the Fulton County High Schools?

Fulton County School Career Clusters/Pathways 2013 - 2014