California’s high schools are not working for large numbers of young people, with students feeling bored, unchallenged, or unclear about the relevance of school.
Linked Learning helps to change that. This high school improvement approach engages students by making education relevant. Linked Learning combines rigorous academics, demanding technical education, personalized student supports and real-world experience. It is delivered within career pathways, which are organized around 21st century themes such as digital media arts, engineering, green energy, health sciences and law and justice.
Pathways that link learning with student interests and career preparation lead to higher graduation rates, increased college enrollments, and higher earning potential. For more research data, see SRI International’s report on Linked Learning here.
Used in schools throughout California, this integrated approach helps students build a strong foundation for success in college and career—and life.
In collaboration with the James Irvine Foundation, ConnectEd played a key role in developing and launching Linked Learning.