South Orangetown Central School District

TZHS Pathways is a new web-based tool launched by the District’s Curriculum and Instruction Office in time for 2022-23 course registration. The goal? To help Tappan Zee High School students more easily identify classes and extracurriculars aligned with their interests and post-secondary goals.

The concept is the result of reflective conversations with seniors last spring, a review of data related to study halls and open periods and efforts to boost enrollment in electives and after school club participation to support college and career-readiness.

TZHS Pathways was developed by K-12 Instructional Technology Coach Marc Eckert, in collaboration with Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Brian Culot and TZHS Principal Rudy Arietta, to serve as an interactive, mobile-friendly resource to help students make the most of their high school experience. Content area pages feature course and extracurricular listings and video clips of students sharing their experiences. The TZHS Pathways link is posted on the school’s 2022-23 Curriculum Guide webpage.

“TZHS Pathways provides information and will hopefully open dialogue between students and their counselors, teachers and parents,” noted Arietta.

Culot agreed, “There are so many opportunities between coursework and extracurriculars for our students to develop their knowledge and skills in the visual arts, music and performing arts, mathematics, computer science, engineering, science, liberal arts, world languages and business. And, through our partnership with Rockland BOCES, students may also enroll in career and technical training in a variety of fields, including automotive technology, construction trades, criminal justice and health sciences, and earn industry certifications.”

TZHS Pathways screenshot