Robbinsdale Area Schools
High School

R Pathways: College and Career

RPathways Blueprint To Your Future

At Robbinsdale Area Schools, every learner has the opportunity to develop their unique skills so they positively contribute to our community. Our mission is to inspire our students to reach their full potential so they can graduate ready for college and careers. R Pathways offer unique career and college pathways that prepare students for life beyond school.

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Health Science & Human Services

Impact lives positively by embarking on a career in healthcare, education, emergency response, or social work. Alternatively, dive into the realm of environmental preservation and the management of our natural resources, ensuring a sustainable legacy for generations to come.

  • Education/Human Services
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality

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Arts & Communication

Ignite your artistic flame through visual arts, music, and mesmerizing performances.  Whether your passion lies in becoming an adept audio technician, a visionary videographer, or an innovative designer, you have the opportunity to craft, communicate, and share your exceptional talents with the world.

  • Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts

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Business, Computer Science/I.T. & Marketing

Cultivate the essential skills required for success in business and leadership, computer science, and marketing. Acquire knowledge in finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship, positioning yourself as a visionary leader in your chosen domain.

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Marketing
  • Computer Science/I.T.

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Engineering, Manufacturing, & Construction

Gain proficiency in designing, constructing, and enhancing groundbreaking creations. Your path may lead you towards certification as a skilled welder or machinist, as a civil or aerospace engineering, a visionary interior designer or architect, and more.

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing

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R Pathways: College and Career Readiness

R Pathways engages students by incorporating academic, creative, and technical skills into their curriculum. By taking these career-related courses and immersing themselves in work-based experiences, students can discover how their passions can translate into a successful career. Our Career Pathways consist of academic coursework, such as AP and IB courses, PSEO, concurrent courses and articulated courses. Upon completion of certain pathways, students have the opportunity to gain industry certifications for future employment, such as a Child Development Accreditation certificate, SafeServe certification or EMT certification.

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Articulated, Concurrent, & CIS

Free college-level credit courses at the high school. Articulated credits are usually transferrable to the college that approved the course, concurrent credits are transcripted and transferrable, and College in the Schools (CIS) credits are from the U of M.

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Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate

These classes are free college-level courses taken in high school. Scoring well on the end of course exams may allow you to earn college credit at several colleges/universities.


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Industry Certifications

Industry credentials and certifications are recognized by business and industry at the local, state, or national level. If a student completes three Industry Certification courses, they will also receive one elective high school credit.


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A learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student's field of study or career interest. Students gain the opportunity to explore their career interest and develop new skills.


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Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows students to earn free college credit while in high school. These courses are usually offered on the college campus.


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Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is an educational program that combines classroom instruction with practical work experience in partnership with local businesses.




Explore the Pathways Course Catalog

Each career pathway consists of core academic courses and advanced coursework along with technical and creative opportunities that help students immerse themselves into potential future careers. Explore our course catalog to see the courses inside pathways and strands. 


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Health Science
& Human Services

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& Communications


Business, Computer Science/I.T. & Marketing


Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction

Contact Us

Dr. Frank Herman

Director of College and Career Pathways