An Educational Model
“Guided Pathways” is an educational model that creates a comprehensive and coordinated approach to student success.
The idea is to provide clear pathways and integrated support – both academic and nonacademic – to guide students forward through a seemingly vast array of programs, majors and other options. This means
Providing all students with a set of clear course-taking patterns that promotes better enrollment decisions and prepares students for success
Integrating support services to make it easier for students to get the help they need during every step of their college experience
One good way to understand Guided Pathways – and how it's being implemented at De Anza – is to examine the four pillars of the project.
Clarify the Path
Create clear pathways to employment and further education.
Get On the Path
Help each student choose and enter a pathway.
Stay On the Path
Help students stay on their paths.
Ensure that students learn with intentional outcomes.