College and Career Readiness
Massachusetts High Quality College and Career Pathways Initiative Designation Process
The Commonwealth has launched a High Quality College and Career Pathways initiative that will serve as an overarching strategy for significantly expanding student access to high-quality career pathways.
There are two new types of pathways for this effort: Early College and Innovation. While more specific sets of characteristics define each pathway, both are anchored in the five guiding principles defined in the Massachusetts Early College Designation – Preliminary Outline of Key Elements: equitable access, guided academic pathways, enhanced student support, connection to career, and effective partnerships.
To learn more about Early College programs, review the Early College Criteria, finalized by the Early College Joint Committee (ECJC) and the Boards of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Higher Education in June 2017.
All official applications for Early College designation must be submitted via WizeHive, our online platform. For applicants' working and printing convenience, a Word version of the application for Massachusetts Early College Designation is available.
To learn more about Innovation Pathways, review the Innovation Pathway Criteria.
All official applications for Innovation Pathway designation must be submitted via WizeHive, our online platform. For applicants' working and printing convenience, a Word version of the application for Massachusetts Innovation Pathway Designation is available.