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Career & College Pathways

About Career & College Pathways

Career and college pathways are a series of education opportunities that enable students to pursue careers, college, and interests after high school. Career and college readiness is a Jeffco graduation requirement and is increasingly important as three out of every four jobs now require education or training beyond high school. It’s important for students to talk with their families, teachers and school counselors throughout high school as career interests emerge and develop, and to explore different college and career pathways.


Student Reading BookJeffco Public Schools offers several advanced learning options. Click here to find out more about specific schools and programs.

Career & Technical Education

Automotive Students Working on CarJeffco Public Schools is dedicated to preparing all students for careers and lifelong learning. Our mission is to prepare all students for successful careers through the real-world application of core academic skills by partnering classrooms with businesses, industries, and communities which positively impacts the future workforce.

Jeffco has Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs in neighborhood middle schools and high schools as well as our premier career and technical schools, Warren Tech and Warren Tech North.

All CTE programs offer academic, elective, and/or college credit.

Jeffco Career Links

EMS StudentsJeffco Career Links is a one-stop resource for industries and schools. Our goal is to provide resources and tools in order to build connections between classrooms and careers. In addition, Career Links will support the work-based learning opportunities for students to ensure that their experiences are connected to their learning targets. The Career Links team is committed to providing support to your school in order to support quality programming for your students.

Post-Secondary Opportunities

Student at computerThere are many ways students can earn college credit while in high school. Most Jefferson County high schools have credit-earning opportunities where students earn college credit by taking a college-level course (concurrent enrollment or dual credit) or by taking college-level exams in AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) courses and meeting college scoring requirements.

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