Aurora Public Schools Academic and Career Pathways provide students with rigorous curricula connected with focused, hands-on, relevant learning that prepares them for higher education and the workforce. Pathways are designed to:

  • Prepare students for college and careers with university credits, industry certificates and associate degrees.
  • Engage students through career exploration and relevant core academics.
  • Position students to compete globally for high-demand, high-skill, high-paying careers.


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Learn more about the Arts and Communication Pathway! Learn more about the Business Pathway! Learn more about the Health Sciences Pathway! Learn more about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Pathway!

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Health Sciences Pathway student Jocelyne in 2008

Health Sciences Pathway student Jocelyne in 2010

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Learn more about how APS is implementing Academic & Career Pathways.

Visit the APS Academic & Career Pathways Facebook pageQuick Facts

  • Studies show that students with coursework related to career goals tend to have higher educational aspirations and higher self-esteem.
  • On average, students that set career goals are more satisfied with their education than students who are indecisive about their future careers.

Pathways in the News

Jocelyne talks about APS Academic and Career Pathways