Designated Innovation Pathways Programs

Innovation Pathways are designed to give students coursework and experience in a specific high-demand industry, such as information technology, engineering, healthcare, life sciences and advanced manufacturing.

Designated Innovation Pathways Programs

  1. Danvers High School – Danvers, MA
    Danvers High School is launching five Innovation Pathways, including Business & Finance, Environmental & Life Sciences, Healthcare & Social Assistance, Information Technology, and Manufacturing that will serve 480 students when fully enrolled. The school is partnering with the MassHire North Shore Workforce Board. Students will study Advanced Placement courses and receive Project Lead the Way curriculum, as well as have opportunities for internships and capstone projects.

  2. Dearborn STEM Academy - Roxbury, MA
    Dearborn STEM Academy is launching an Innovation Pathway in Information Technology that will serve 75 students when fully enrolled. Students will study STEM, specifically computer science, as well as take college-level courses from Wentworth Institute of Technology and have opportunities for internship at Microsoft. The school is also working with MassHire Boston Workforce Board.

  3. Everett Public Schools (Everett High School) and Now Business Intelligence
    Everett High School is launching a Healthcare & Social Assistance Innovation Pathway that will serve 345 students when fully enrolled. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of careers through a partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance, and they will have opportunities to enroll in courses at Bunker Hill Community College.

  4. Lowell High School – Lowell, MA
    Lowell High School is launching Innovation Pathways in Environmental & Life Science as well as Healthcare & Social Assistance that will serve 140 students when fully enrolled. The school is partnering with the MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board to engage local businesses. Students will study Project Lead the Way curriculum, as well as have opportunities for internships and capstone projects.

  5. Mashpee High School – Mashpee, MA
    Mashpee High School is launching a Manufacturing Innovation Pathways that will serve 22 students when fully enrolled. The school is working the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod and coordinating with the MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board to engage industry partners.  Students in grades 11 and 12 will study college courses at Cape Cod Community College and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

  6. Monument Mountain Regional High School - Great Barrington, MA
    Monument Mountain Regional is launching a pathway in Healthcare and Social Assistance, and Manufacturing. The program will serve more than 100 students when fully enrolled. The school is partnering with MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board to engage local businesses. Berkshire Community College is also working with the high school to provide students with college-level courses.

  7. Nantucket Public Schools (Nantucket High School) and UMass Boston, Nantucket Cottage Hospital & Nantucket Field Station - Awarded $139,900: Nantucket will launch two pathways, in health care and maritime STEM. The school district's plan creates a tight connection between it's the two pathways and the island's labor market needs. The district partnered with local employers ready to offer students experiences in their industries.

  8. Northampton Public Schools (Northampton High School) and Franklin Hampshire REB & Tech Foundry - Awarded $125,495: Northampton will launch an Information Technology Pathway that will provide skill building and valuable credentials for students, who will take training courses with Tech Foundry, a community-based organization. The school district demonstrated a keen awareness of the region's IT labor market needs.

  9. Northbridge Public Schools (Northbridge High School) and Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

  10. Norwood High School – Norwood, MA
    Norwood High School is launching a Healthcare & Social Assistance Innovation Pathway that will serve 75 students when fully enrolled. The school is partnering with the MassHire Metro South/West Board and Norwood Hospital as its employer partner.  Students in the pathway will have opportunities to take college courses through partnerships with Quincy College, MassBay Community College, Middlesex Community College, Massasoit Community College, and online courses through Brigham Young University Independent Study and GradPoint.

  11. Quabbin Regional High School- Barre, MA
    Quabbin Regional High School is launching Manufacturing and Information Technology Innovation Pathways that will serve 147 students when fully enrolled. The school is working with L.S. Starrett asemployer partner and collaborating with the MassHire North Central Workforce Board to engage industry partners. The school is providing students with industry recognized credentials, internships, and capstone course opportunities.

  12. Shepherd Hill Regional High School – Dudley, MA
    Shepherd Hill Regional High School is launching Innovation Pathways in Healthcare & Social Assistance and Manufacturing that will serve 172 students when fully enrolled. The school is partnering with MassHire Central Region Workforce Board and Gentex Optics as its employer. Students will participate in Project Lead the Way curriculum and capstone course opportunities, as well as have opportunities to earn industry recognized credentials. Students can also take college courses offered through Quinsigamond Community College.

  13. Tewksbury Public Schools (Tewksbury Memorial High School) and Greater Lowell Workforce Development Board

  14. Uxbridge Public Schools (Uxbridge High School) and Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce - Awarded $28,315: Uxbridge Public Schools began working with the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce a few years ago, focusing on advanced manufacturing. The school district's new Innovation Pathway will connect students to employers in the manufacturing sector, and provide credentialing opportunities that are highly prized by local employers in the region.

    Uxbridge High School is launching Innovation Pathways in Healthcare & Social Assistance and Information Technology that will serve 183 students when fully enrolled. The school is partnering with the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and the MassHire Central Workforce Board and to engage local businesses. Students will study Project Lead the Way curriculum, participate in capstone courses, and have opportunities to earn industry recognized credentials and internships.

  15. West Springfield High School – West Springfield, MA
    West Springfield High School is launching a Manufacturing Innovation Pathways that will serve 171 students when fully enrolled. The school is partnering with the MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board and several employer partners, including Peerless Precision, as well as Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing, Advance Welding, International Laser Systems, and Universal Plastics. Students will take college courses at Springfield Technical Community College.

  16. Worcester Public Schools (Doherty Memorial High School, Burncoat High School) and Central MA Workforce Development Board - Awarded $140,000: Worcester received designations for four pathways, each well-designed for a different industry sector. Each pathway — Allied Health, Information Technology, Civil Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing — will provide students with career exploration and relevant coursework. The district demonstrated strategic thinking about its assets and created new opportunities for students by developing a plan for students to take some of the technical courses at Worcester Technical High School.
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