Pathways to Your Future is designed to help students envision their future, not only with a career, but the type of lifestyle they desire post-graduation. Pathways and courses are designed toward personal interest, giving students individual opportunities for experiential learning, career exploration, and skill development in the field that brings them joy and satisfaction. The Indiana Department of Education created a GPS, a three-part navigation checklist of graduation requirements for each student to fulfill. It is our desire when students move from the New Castle Community School Corporation into adulthood, they will be Graduates Prepared to Succeed!
Multiple Pathways are being developed for the 2023-2024 school year. Students will have their choice to EXPLORE the below pathways alongside their diploma course selections. Whether our students continue their education through college, pursue a military career, or head directly into the workforce, they will leave our corporation empowered with the necessary knowledge and skills to DEVELOP a lifestyle they handpicked. At New Castle Schools, we BUILD better futures by building graduates who are prepared to succeed.
In its second year, the Agriculture Pathway embraces lessons of natural resources, sustainable energy, plant and soil science, environmental health and safety, horticulture, landscaping, turf management, and an agribusiness capstone. Designs for a self-sustaining hydroponic greenhouse is underway; students will grow and sell their plants to benefit the Henry County community.
Journeying through a business pathway, students will learn the building blocks of finance, accounting, marketing, management, and administration. Students can choose to study federal and state tax laws, and a specialized business internship will fill the requirements for a local capstone.
Civic Arts Pathway
Freedom to explore a career path yields creativity. Students who choose to participate in the Civic Arts may use extracurriculars to fulfill their capstones. Art students progress through history, criticism, aesthetics, and production, while fulfilling their portfolio. Band and Choir students perform their large repertoire of music literature at festivals and state competitions. Theatre students learn to implement all aspects of an acting production through history, culture, analysis, response, creative process, and integrated studies.
Communications (Coming Soon)
A quickly expanding pathway, Communications will present professional expectations inside multiple economic, social, cultural, technological, and educational careers. Currently in development, this multi-media opportunity will be expected to be as an option for the Class of 2026.
Computer science encompasses the fundamentals of information technology through the architecture and principals of computing, networking, and cybersecurity. Students may finish their capstone class with a job or internship within the community.
Human and Social Services
Incorporating Networking and Family and Consumer Science, Human and Social Services will provides students the ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems, explore roles within diverse community agencies and their target populations, and learn to develop key elements of healthy relationships. Students may finish their capstone requirements by serving within the community.
Path to Employability
There are many diverging paths in Employability: Students can enroll in the 18 programs in our Career Center, take classes through the JAG program (Jobs for America’s Graduates), Opportunity School, or the ICE program( Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education.) Students will study adult roles and responsibilities, personal finance, with college and career preparation. Employability provides a hands-on approach to job attainment, while accumulating life-skills. Students will graduate with a capstone through team activities, projects, academic support, and service learning opportunities.
For more information about Graduation Pathways, please contact our Community Liaison, Amy Madden, at email@example.com.