Creating Opportunities for Students
Through Linked Learning, Oakland Unified School District is creating opportunities for students to get more deeply engaged in school while simultaneously connecting with and preparing for life beyond high school! With the help of industry partners, students experience career and college connections while gaining knowledge and skills that link to classroom learning.
32 PathwaysStudents can choose from 32 pathways in different industry sectors, including computer technology, health care, engineering, law, and green energy. Linked Learning connects strong academics, demanding technical education, comprehensive support services, and work-based learning to create a high school experience that prepares students for future success in education and work. OUSD data show that Linked Learning increases student engagement as well as student preparation for UC/CSU admission, and decreases the high school drop-out rate.
Increased Student Engagement
OUSD data show that Linked Learning increases student engagement as well as student preparation for UC/CSU admission, and decreases the high school drop-out rate.
OUSD has the following goals for 2020:
- 80% of High School Students are Enrolled in Linked Learning Pathways
- 100% of Rising Sophomores are Enrolled in Linked Learning Pathways
- 85% Cohort Graduation Rate Across the City