Admissions

Admittance at PATHS is focused primarily on juniors and seniors. However, sophomores are considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis. PATHS starts new students in the fall from the first day of school through October 1st. Program visits for fall enrollment are conducted from January to May the previous school year.


All students that are interested in attending a PATHS program must do a program visit. Visits should be scheduled through student’s sending school counselors. These visits are a full immersion experience for the student. Students will be actively engaged in hands-on work during their visit. Students will participate in both technical and academic activities designed to help them gain an understanding of the program. Students must follow safety procedures; if a student cannot operate safely during the visit, the visit will be ended.


During the visit, student interest and ability to meet the academic and technical program requirements will be gauged. This, along with their ability to comprehend and practice good safety habits will determine if they are invited to join the program. This is an opportunity for students to get a sense of whether or not the program is a good fit for them. Students should feel free to ask questions of the instructor and the other students in order to gather as many details as possible. 


Many of our programs may have more students visit than can be accepted, therefore we strongly recommend students come prepared to engage during their visit and consider visiting multiple programs. After the visit, students should check with their sending school counselor regarding their admission status. If a student is  not accepted to their program of choice, they are welcome to visit another program. 







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