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Career Areas and Pathways

Career Pathways - 9th Grade Electives

At Mountainside we encourage all students to spend their first two years of high school exploring the many career pathway options we have to offer.  In a traditional high school schedule, 9th graders typically take four semesters of electives.  If they have a support class or year long class, or are taking a world language, they might not be able to take any pathway electives. At Mountainside, we have designed our schedule differently.  At the 9th grade level, we have created a Wheel of electives.  The wheel is a combination of career pathway electives where students take nine weeks of each topic in a semester.

821X: Business/Leadership

822X: Engineering/Film

Non-wheel choices:

Semester choices:  Ceramics, Computer Game Design, Drawing 1, Foods 1, Graphic Design 1, Intro to Theatre, Painting 1, Photography 1, and Woodworking 1  

Full Year choices: Band, Choir, AVID, and Learning Strategies

Career Pathways - 10th - 12th Grade Electives
Preparing and Demonstrating

In grades 10 - 12 students will be able to move from exploration to preparation and then to demonstration within one or more career pathways.  In the spirit of exploration, 10th graders are invited to choose 1, 2 or 3 semesters of classes in more than one pathway strand.  Students will have time in their 11th and12th grade  years to specialize in a career pathway and/or the IB diploma.  Again, students taking two year long support classes, may apply to waive their World Language requirement one more year with permission from their counselor and/or case manager.


Mountainside Career Pathways