Linked Learning is an approach to education that transforms the traditional high school experience by bringing together strong academics, a demanding technical education, and real-world experience to help students gain an advantage in high schools, postsecondary education, and careers. Students can choose among industry-themed pathways in fields such as engineering, arts and media, and health.
Four Components of Linked Learning:
- Rigorous academics: The academic component of Linked learning includes college preparatory English language arts, mathematics, science, history, and foreign language courses.
- Real-world technical skills: A challenging technical component of three or more courses that help students gain the knowledge and skills that can give them a head start on a successful career.
- Work-based learning: A series of work-based learning opportunities that begin with mentoring and job shadowing and evolve into intensive internships, school-based enterprises, or virtual apprenticeships.
- Personalized supports: Support services including counseling and supplemental instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics that help students master the academic and technical learning.