An Educational Model

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Guided Pathways” is an educational model that creates a comprehensive and coordinated approach to student success.

The idea is to provide clear pathways and integrated support – both academic and nonacademic – to guide students forward through a seemingly vast array of programs, majors and other options. This means

checkboxProviding all students with a set of clear course-taking patterns that promotes better enrollment decisions and prepares students for success

toolsIntegrating support services to make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their college experience

One good way to understand Guided Pathways – and how it's being implemented at De Anza – is to examine the four pillars of the project.

Clarify the Path

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Create clear pathways to employment and further education.

Get On the Path

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Help each student choose and enter a pathway.

Stay On the Path

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Help students stay on their paths.

Ensure Learning

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Ensure that students learn with intentional outcomes.

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