Q. What’s the benefit of participating in Pathways?
A. Relentless focus on each student’s path to career success. Most high schools today encourage students to apply to a best-name college without a clear direction or understanding of the career and financial implications of that choice, or even if it is the way most likely to lead to success. Students commit to spending upwards of $250,000, usually without a plan. By participating in Pathways, students develop a clear plan for their education and career, and receive career development support throughout high school, during postsecondary education, and into their first years in their chosen career.
Q. Who can participate in Pathways?
A. Currently, Pathways is open to all students in the Quest Forward Academy high school network. We are evaluating options for offering Pathways to students in other independent, charter, and public schools in the future.
Q. What does it cost?
A. Participation in Pathways is included in the tuition and fees to attend Quest Forward Academies.
Q. What do students have to do?
A. During high school, students participate in Pathways Program activities, guided by counselors, internship coordinators, and other professionals. At Quest Forward Academies, students are required to complete two service learning experiences as well as two professional internships prior to graduation.
Q. Do college students participating in Pathways receive additional scholarships or support?
A. Not at this time, but we anticipate developing both a Pathways Scholarship Fund as well as a Pathways Income Share Program, through which members can avoid debt for post-secondary education altogether.
Q. In the future, will the program open up to students from other schools?
A. Yes, we expect to open Pathways to other schools in the future.