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Pathways & Academies

Career Technical Education Pathways produce college- and career-ready graduates with pertinent academic, career, creative and innovative thinking skills. Oakland Tech is committed to ensuring all scholars engage in a CTE-approved Pathway, embodied in our five Academies. Our curriculum engages our advisory boards comprised of business and industry partners to ensure we are teaching 21st century skills.

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Scholars are introduced to the Academies during 9th grade and join an Academy in 10th grade. Also see our programs, such as Paideia and Performing Arts. In most instances, students may participate in both a program and a Pathway. 

Academy Info Night for Parents Zoom Recording January 2024
23-24 Pathway/Academy Info Night for Parents Slide Deck

Academy Testimonials

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A Few of Our Industry Partners

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Computer Academy

Intel “empowers students to become the innovators of tomorrow: … integrating technology into lesson plans builds the skills of the future to help students develop cognitive, technical, and social-emotional skills.”

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Health Academy

Biotech Partners has focused on helping youth achieve their goals. We focus on training youth for technical positions in bioscience, career advancement and continued education.

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Engineering Academy

Arcsine is “a comprehensive architecture and interior design firm with an emphasis on method, aesthetic and client care.

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Fashion Academy

MOCHA is committed to providing quality hands-on art experiences for children and their families.

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Race, Policy, & Law Academy

Children Now “aims to align the systems that prepare kids for college, career and civic life."

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