Office of College & Career Readiness
“Creating a path that will lead to success.”
Encourage. Equip. Empower.
Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School is a college preparatory high school that provides students college and career readiness so they can pursue attending a post-secondary institute or transition directly into a career. Urban Pathways makes this possible through the Office of College and Career Readiness. The Office of College and Career Readiness works to efficiently prepare our students for postsecondary education and workforce success. We provide avenues that are geared toward stimulating a desire for education in our students and aid them to seek out resources and opportunities.
The Office of College and Career Readiness encourages all learners to begin the college and career process early, prior to their senior year.
Urban Pathways, as well as the City of Pittsburgh, has an array of programs, services and resources to aid students with college and career exploration, financial aid, and scholarships, as well as information on how to figure out what the student wants to do if they are still unsure of their future goals.
Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School thrives on its success of 100% graduating and college acceptance of high school seniors.
Provide students with many resources and opportunities that will equip and empower them to achieve academic and career success. We want to raise expectations and motivate each student to pursue dreams, realize talents and maximize all possibilities. The goal of the office is to ensure 100% of students will graduate from Urban Pathways ready for college and career.
To empower all students to reach their maximum potential by engaging in resources and networking opportunities that fosters academic, social and career goals. Below are the areas we want to focus on:
Leadership & character development
To ensure that all students and parents have access to postsecondary resources in grades 6-12.
To increase the number of graduates who are “college and career ready” and will enroll in postsecondary education yearly.
To increase the number of students taking the ACT and/or SAT and to assist in increasing ACT & SAT scores.
To provide and prepare students for the 21st century through leadership development opportunities .
To advocate for students and educate parents, staff and stakeholders about relevant issues and current trends in the college and career environment.
To provide juniors and senior with an opportunity to intern at a local organization in the region.
To increase the number of college visits/tours yearly.
Programs & Services
The Office of College & Career Readiness currently partner with the following organizations that provides leadership training, college preparation and career readiness:
Carnegie Mellon University MoneyThink
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Penn State Extension Program
Summer Learn & Earn
Neighborhood Learning Alliance
School 2 Career
Black Male Leadership Development Institute
Black Female Leadership Development Institute
Community College of Allegheny County
Bidwell Training Center
Empire Beauty School
Point Park University
Robert Morris University
University of Pittsburgh
St. Vincent College
California University of PA
Clarion University of PA
Slippery Rock University of PA
Indiana University of PA
Pittsburgh Technical College
Air Force Academy
Jefferson & Washington University
UPMC Schools of Nursing
Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing
Army National Guard
Penn State University
Darnell Bonner, Transition & Internship Manager
Ty Beck, School Counselor & Homelessness Liasion
Kevin Reevy, School Counselor & Enrollment Coordinator
Dr. Amy Matz, School Psychologist