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LBUSD Pathways

In Long Beach, pathways are designed to create a "school within a school" environment for students through a rigorous academic course of study, real-world learning experiences, caring adults who provide guidance and advising, and social-emotional and learning support to prepare students for college and careers. Most LBUSD Pathways are connected to an industry sector, such as engineering or health industries. At the same time, some pathways are not affiliated with an industry sector. All LBUSD pathways prepare students to meet the entry requirements for California Universities, referred to as A-G requirements, upon high school graduation.  

Linked Learning Pathways: These pathways integrate the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards into the course of study for ten industry sectors in California. These industries are of high interest to students and prepare them for college and career exploration in the area of study. Students experience their pathway industry through the course of study containing academic and CTE courses. 

Linked Learning Pathways address a specific career pathway within an industry sector, a variety of career pathways within an industry sector, or similar industry sectors (e.g., the Engineering and Architecture sector and the Health Science and Medical Technology industry sector). Therefore, a pathway may fall under more than one industry sector.

To learn more about the Pathways offered at each high school, visit the School of Choice Pathways page. 

LBUSD Pathways by Industry Sector

Industry Sector
Career Pathways
LBUSD Pathways
Agriculture and
natural resources 
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Agriscience
  • Animal Science
  • Forestry & Natural Resources
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Plant and Soil Science
Arts, media, and 
  • Design, Visual, & Media Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Production & Managerial Arts
  • Game Design & Integration
  • COMPASS, Millikan
  • DMAC, Lakewood
  • JMAC, Jordan
  • ARTS, Poly
  • Renaissance High School
  • SACMAA, Cabrillo
  • School of the Arts, Wilson
Building and
construction trades 
  • Cabinetry, Millwork, &
  • Engineering &
    Heavy Construction
  • Mechanical Systems
    Installation & Repair
  • Residential & Commercial
Business and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Financial Services
  • International Business
  • The Port of Long Beach Academy
    of Global Logistics (AGL), Cabrillo
Education, child
Development, and
Family Services 
  • Child Development
  • Consumer Services
  • Education
  • Family & Human Services
Energy, Environment, 
and utilities 
  • Environmental Resources
  • Energy & Power Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Odyssey, Lakewood
Engineering and
  • Architectural Design
  • Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • The Port of Long Beach
    ACE Academy, Jordan
  • Beach, Poly
  • CED, Cabrillo
  • CAMS*
  • Engineering, McBride*
  • Sato Academy of Mathematics
    & Science*
Fashion and 
interior design 
  • Fashion Design &
  • Interior Design
  • Personal Services
  • COMPASS, Millikan
  • Renaissance High School
Health Science and
Medical Technology 
  • Biotechnology
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare Administrative 
  • Healthcare Operational 
    Support Services
  • Public & Community Health
  • Mental & Behavioral Health
  • AIMS, Jordan
  • CAMS*
  • HOSM, Lakewood
  • Health & Medical, McBride
  • MEDS, Poly
  • Sato Academy of Mathematics
    & Science*
  • School of Medicine &
    Biotechnology, Wilson*
Hospitality, Tourism,
and recreation 
  • Food Science, Dietetics, &
  • Food Service & Hospitality
  • Hospitality, Tourism, &
  • Avalon High School
  • Browning High School
Information and
  • Information Support &
  • Networking
  • Software & Systems
  • Games & Simulation
  • ATM, Lakewood
  • SEGA, Millikan
  • School of Technology, Wilson
Manufacturing and
Product development 
  • Graphic Production
  • Machining & Farming
  • Product Innovation & Design
  • CED, Cabrillo
  • CAMS*
  • Advanced Manufacturing 
    Construction & Engineering, 
  • DMAC, Lakewood
  • Engineering, McBride*
  • Sato Academy of Mathematics
    & Science*
Marketing, Sales, 
and service 
  • Marketing
  • Professional Sales
  • Entrepreneurship / 


Public Services 
  • Public Safety
  • Legal Practices
  • Emergency Response
  • CALJ, Cabrillo*
  • CJI, McBride*
  • LEAPS, Jordan
  • PEACE, Millikan
  • School of Leadership &
    Public Service, Wilson*
  • Operations
  • Structural Repair &


college and Career
ready pathways
(not affiliated with
specific industry sectors)
  • CIC, Poly
  • International Baccalaureate, 
  • Merit, Lakewood
  • PACE, Poly
  • QUEST, Millikan
  • WAVE, Wilson

*Linked Learning Certified Pathway - Standards for implementation of the Linked Learning approach with fidelity as established by the Linked Learning Alliance.