Option 1 Pathway
Designed for students who have failed major core courses and are in the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade. A second-semester junior or a senior must already be enrolled in and passing a CTE pathway unless the school has a CTE pathway that requires only one year to complete.
Students will earn a high school diploma and be counted as a graduate if they:
Each Option Pathway county must create an Option Team whose responsibility it is to properly screen students for the program and make county decisions on matters pertaining to the Option Pathway and students enrolled in the program.
The Option Pathway is a blend of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses and the General Education Development (GED®) Tests. The Option Pathway allows approved students to participate in the GED®testing program at approved locations without being withdrawn from an accredited high school. The Option Pathway student may receive a high school diploma according to the completion level of the program. If you are 16, 17, or 18 years old you may be a candidate for Option Pathway.
A preliminary Option Pathway Team meeting is held before a student is selected to begin the Option Program to determine if this is an appropriate placement for the student. Option team members may include but are not limited to:
The School Based Assistance Team may be used to comprise the Option Pathway as long as the Option Pathway teacher and designee from CTE are present when decisions are being made for the Option students.
Screening Process for the Option 1 Pathway Student