Guiding Pathways

When we work together, we unlock the potential of every student.

What is Guiding Pathways?

Guiding Pathways is a collaboration between institutions of higher education, local school districts and nonprofit partners, working to increase the number of students taking high-quality, dual credit courses.

Research says students who take high-quality, dual credit courses are more likely to enroll in and complete college. In other words, dual credit is the bridge between high school and college. We see Guiding Pathways as the roadmap.

We focus on bridging divides and working to create equity for all populations, ensuring that all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or income have access to high-quality dual credit courses.

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Vertical Alignment

Guiding Pathways has created Vertical Alignment Teams (VATs) to ensure resources to students are distributed equitably. We’ve created an implementation guide for you to learn how to do this in your district.

San Antonio Snapshot

We’ve mapped many of the non-profit agencies serving children and youth in San Antonio – from traditional out-of-school time programs to workforce training and college test prep. The map was created to help families, practitioners, researchers, and community members know what and where services exist to support young people. Whether you are a parent looking for an out-of-school time program for your child, a community partner deciding where to offer services, or a researcher examining equitable distribution of resources across our city, this map has information from more than 80 different agencies and more than 500 programs to help you find that information.

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The College Readiness Toolkit

Being ready for college requires commitment from more than the student. High school counselors, parents, guardians, friends, and the community play just as big of a role. Using this toolkit will help everyone involved in the college readiness process.

Our Dual Credit Handbook

Be a College Readiness Champion

Being ready for college requires commitment from more than the student. High school counselors, parents, guardians, friends, and the community play just as big of a role. Using this toolkit will help everyone involved in the college readiness process.

Unlock the Future

 Ramon’s Story

Dual credit helped Ramon get real-life college experience and helped him better prepare himself for college. He sees himself as an example to others on how dual credit paves the road to success. 

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