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Our Pathways

A Curriculum That Matters

The Academy offers a learning path for every student. Whoever you are and wherever you are in your academic journey, you belong at Pathways Early College Academy.

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Dual Enrollment

Students at The Academy have the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school by enrolling in dual enrollment courses. These courses are rigorous, college-level courses that earn college credits.

BA Pathway

In The Academy's BA Pathway, high school students can earn a high school diploma and Bachelor's degree in 4-5 years compared to the average 9.5+ year journey of students in traditional pathways.

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AA Pathway

In The Academy's AA Pathway, high school students can earn a high school diploma and Associate's degree in 4-5 years compared to the average 9.5+ year journey of students in traditional pathways. Finish your Associate's degree with us or transfer your earned credits to the school of your choice.

Transfer Pathway

The Academy will guide students through a successful transfer into university with as many college credits as possible. Transfer students can save money on tuition by getting a head start in their degrees and are able to graduate from their chosen university.

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What Is The Difference?

We offer Articulated Courses and Dual Enrollment rather than AP Classes. Here's why.


 Colleges may not accept AP credits for certain scores or may limit the credits that can be transferred.


Additionally, if students are unable to score high enough on the cumulative test at the end of the course, they will not earn the credit that they worked the whole year for.


Articulated courses are high school classes that offer college credit upon completion without a high-stakes test.

These courses expose students to college-level rigor and material in a supported high school setting. This introduction offers a seamless transition from high school to college.


Students in our dual enrollment program will be enrolled at Pathways College and Pathways Early College Academy.

Students will take college courses to fulfill their high school requirements and earn college credits. Students receive a college transcript to have credits transferred to their college of choice.

How Does It Work?


Self-Paced Learning

Student control the pace of their own learning. Students have the flexibility to learn at their own speed and can take as much or as little time as they need to fully understand a topic.

Students can access materials and assignments at their own convenience, which is especially beneficial for students who learn better through independent study.

Learning Support

The goal of learning support is to provide students with the tools and strategies they need to overcome academic challenges and succeed in their coursework. 

At The Academy, these resources include one-on-one tutoring, academic coaching, study skills training, or accommodations for students with learning disabilities. 

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Applied Learning

Through our career symposiums, our curriculum emphasizes the practical application of knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. Rather than learning through lectures and essay writing, students actively engage in hands-on experiences, such as internships and project-based assignments. 

This approach helps students to see the relevance and usefulness of what they are learning, and to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in their chosen careers.

Mastery-Based Learning

Instead of simply completing coursework, students must prove their understanding and competency through assessments and evaluations. 

Our mastery-based curriculum focuses on a student's ability to demonstrate mastery of a specific skill or knowledge before moving on to the next level.

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Choose From 100+ Courses

Pursue academics and explore career paths with The Academy's wide variety of core classes and electives.

What Does A Schedule Look Like?

Let's take a look at the 4-year schedule of a high school student pursuing an 

AA in Business Administration at The Academy.

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Is The Academy Right For You?

Find out how you can achieve your life goals through a fulfilling academic experience.

Pathways College is a private, non-profit institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education is located at 1747 N. Market Blvd. Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834, (888) 370-7589 or (916) 574-8900,  or Fax (916) 263-1897, Pathways College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, Alameda, CA 94501, 501-748-9001.

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