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Our Pathways

       

John C Kimball High school is a full comprehensive high school that will meet the educational needs and goals of all students. Our school is a multiple pathways school comprised of four small learning communities identified as “pathways”. Each Kimball student will have the opportunity to be a part of a pathway which will allow them to meet the California State standards while developing career interests, exposure and hands-on experience. The pathways will encourage students to meet the a-g requirements, to view the TUSD High School Graduation requirements as well as UC/CSU a-g requirements. Each pathway will also offer support to students who need assistance in such areas such as language acquisition, reading or math remediation and special education. Our Four Year Plan will help students stay on track for graduation while successfully completing their pathway. In addition, we have provided you with a grade level checklist to help you best prepare for college.
 
Below you will find brief descriptions of each pathway to help you best select the pathway that best meets your preferences.
   
· The Architecture, Construction and Interior Design Pathway will expose students to the varying facets of the architecture, construction and interior design industries. Students will learn about each field via the career and post secondary options that are available to them.  Some of the careers that will be reviewed are: CAD tech, set designer, construction building inspector, civil engineer, architect, interior design, environmentalist and more.
 
· The Communications Pathway will expose students to the varying facets of the Mass Communications and Multimedia professions.  Students will learn about the fields of communications and its related post-secondary and career options in a mass communication, visual communication, multimedia and Global Studies.  Some of the careers that will be reviewed are: announcer, graphic artist, web designer, commercial artist, advertising, special effects engineer and more.
 
· The Health Sciences Pathway is designed to expose students to the varying facets of the health professions.  Students will learn about the health science field and the career & post secondary opportunities that will be offered to them. Some of the careers that will be reviewed are: pharmacy technician, athletic trainer, registered nurse, dentist, pediatrician, lab technician, teacher and more.
 
In addition to the classroom learning experience, students will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience. Students will attend fieldtrips relative to their pathway that will progress to onsite job shadowing, where they will visit working professionals and see what they do first hand. Following, during their junior & senior year, students will be offered internships. As interns, students will acquire experience in an occupation or profession that relates to their pathway. KHS students will complete their hands on learning with a senior project which is a student driven and teacher guided program. The project requires real world application stemming from the foundation of the pathway knowledge and skills acquired from throughout their Kimball experience.

Our Counselors:

  • David Silva serves all ACI Students. You can reach him at dsilva@tusd.net.
  • Traci Mitchell serves students in the Communications Pathway. She can be reached via email at tramitchell@tusd.net.
  • Tracy Rivera serves students in the Health and Education Pathway.  She can be reached at trrivera@tusd.net.
  • Jodiann Beeson serves Freshman and students in the AVID program. She can be reached at jbeeson@tusd.net.

Department Chairs

  • Fine Arts...Kimiko Azama
  • World Language...Marisa Grezdo
  • Special Education...Julie Laister
  • Social Science...Jessica Mann
  • Mathematics...Dean Medek
  • Physical Education...Elisa Rains
  • Science...Joelle Russell
  • CTE...Matt Soeth
  • English...Jennifer Sprecksel
 

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Hands On Experience 

  • Freshman year through graduation, students will be sent on fieldtrips relative to their pathway.
  • Sophomore year, students will do onsite job shadowing where they will get to visit working professionals and see what they do first hand.
  • Junior year, students will be offered internships. As interns, students will acquire experience in an occupation or profession that relates to their pathway. For example, a student from the health sciences pathway may intern in a local dental office.
  • Senior year, KHS students will complete their hands on learning with a senior project which is a student driven and teacher guided program. The project requires real world application stemming from the foundation of the pathway knowledge and skills acquired from grades 9-11.