Welcome to the PCS Guidance Department!
This page is your first stop for all of your College and Career Advising needs. Please explore the topic-specific tabs to the right for additional information. Pathways actively supports students in developing an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) to support their post-high school goals. For some students, this means direct entrance to a UC, CSU or private college and Pathways has a full complement of a-g approved courses which allow students to enter a university directly following high school. Others may want to attend a local community college and transfer to a university after earning their AA/AS degree, or complete an industry certificate program. Finally, other students may choose to embark on a career or other life plan. We can support all of these pathways. We offer guidance and support in a variety of formats.
- Academic Advising
- Trained and experienced Independent Study Teachers (ISTs) who help students review Graduation Requirements, the High School Course Catalog offerings, region specific Class offerings and develop Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs).
- Senior Grad Check meetings. Our Guidance Coordinator will reach out to all seniors during the first Learning Period.
- College Information
- 4-year college advising to explore CSU, UC, and other 4-year college options. Contact Guidance Coordinator, Naomi Yedlosky, to schedule an appointment after meeting with your IST.
- Community College information, including the Pathways' JC Jumpstart Grad Program, in which our Guidance Coordinator and Student Services Generalists assist seniors in preparing for the JC transition prior to graduation
- Financial Aid Information
- Career Exploration information and use of Naviance which is a comprehensive college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, and college preparation.
- Other Paths Beyond Pathways
- Where Will You Go?
- Diploma Alternatives Note: Pathways is a diploma-bound only program. We can provide information about the CHSPE and/or GED if a student plans to transition out of our program and is considering these options.