Planning for high school is an exciting time in students’ lives. In Olathe, our vision statement is “Preparing Students for THEIR Future” and this includes an individualized approach and student choice as we ensure our students are college and career ready. Students can explore a variety of options including Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways, Performing and Visual Arts, Advanced Technical programs at OATC and 21st Century Academies. All of these options focus on today’s high demand career fields and help prepare students for the world of work by combining student interest with student learning through hands-on experiences, industry standard resources, and real-world partnerships fusing academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary for future careers.
Students may choose to attend their boundary high school or apply to a 21st Century Academy or OATC program. Not all programs of study are available on each campus. Students that apply to a 21st Century Academy not at their boundary high school will transfer to the location where the academy is located. Students who participate in one of the two-year technical programs during their junior and/or senior year will attend OATC for three hours of the school day. Free transportation is provided for all academy transfer and OATC students. Certain deadlines and restrictions apply.
Career Pathways Options
Learn about the Career Pathways options available to explore as a student in high school at Olathe Public Schools.
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Pathways options video
- Olathe Advanced Technical Center (OATC) Career Pathways options video
- 21st Century Academies Career Pathways options video
- 21st Century Academies - descriptions video
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