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Pathways help teens navigate career choices
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GHS junior Salena Griffin meets with guidance counselor Tracey Wilson. - photo by NAT GURLEY
Navigating the path to a career is a tricky process, and it’s one that Georgia teenagers are being asked to start learning about early. For school districts, navigating the path to a good College and Career Readiness Performance Index rating is tricky, too — and it depends partly on whether students choose to dip their toes into a career path, and if they follow through. In Georgia, high school students are given the option of completing career pathways — career-oriented areas of academic focus that require the completion of specific courses, almost like a trial version of a college major.