Los Angeles Unified School District

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WHAT IS LINKED LEARNING?

 

The LAUSD Linked Learning initiative is transforming high school into a personally relevant and engaging experience by bringing together strong academicsdemanding career technical educationreal-world experience and integrated student support systems to help students gain an advantage in high school, in post secondary education, and in their future careers. Linked Learning exposes students to previously unimagined college and career opportunities.

 

 
COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
 

Participation in Linked Learning prepares students to graduate from high school and succeed in a full range of post secondary options, including two- or four-year colleges, certification programs, apprenticeships, military service, or formal job training. Students follow career-themed Pathways, choosing among fields such as engineering and architecture, arts, media and entertainment, or health science and medical technology.

 

Research shows (also here) that Linked Learning students:

  • have higher rates of engagement and
  • higher graduation rates than their peers at traditional high schools
 
This innovative approach to education is helping to create an enthusiastic and productive future workforce ready to succeed in college, career, and life.

 

  • ALL LINKED LEARNING PATHWAYS EMBRACE FOUR CORE COMPONENTS:


    Rigorous Academics

    A curriculum that includes the English, mathematics, science, history, and foreign language courses that prepare students to transition, without remediation, to the state’s community colleges and universities, as well as to apprenticeships and formal employment training programs.

     

    Career and Technical Education

    Students gain the knowledge and skills that can give them a head start on a successful career - right in their own classrooms.

     

    Work-based Learning

    Students are given opportunities for mentoring and job shadowing and move into intensive internships, school-based enterprises, or virtual apprenticeships.

     

    Integrated Student Support

    Services such as counseling and supplemental instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics that help students master the advanced academic and technical content necessary for success in college and career.

 
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