What is a CTE Pathway?
A CTE (Career Technical Education) pathway is a sequence of two or more CTE courses within a student’s area of career interest. Pathways are designed to connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and/or a career. Franklin's Design Arts Pathway is articulated with Sacramento City College so students in this pathway also have the opportunity to earn up to six units of college credit (for free)! Students also use industry standard Adobe Creative Cloud software to learn how to design and illustrate. These courses fulfill the VAPA graduation requirement as well.
Design Arts Pathway Sequence
- Digital Art & Graphic Design I (Introductory Course)
- Digital Art & Graphic Design II (Concentrator Course)
- Advanced Graphics Communication (Capstone Course)
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein
Graphic Design Student Projects
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. ~ Will Rogers
The goal of the Design Arts Pathway is to not only teach design and technical skills, but also to teach students HOW to collaborate. Using the philosophy of the book, "Collaborative Intelligence" and combining it with Design Thinking strategies, student have soared (and had a lot of fun, too)!