About Us
 

Who are we?

The Professional and Technical High School (PATHS) is a magnet; public high school located in Kissimmee, FL on the Osceola Technical College (oTECH) campus.  Working in partnership with oTECH, we accelerate our students through highly rigorous academic and career and technical education pathways starting in the 9th grade.  PATHS students have the opportunity to earn  a regular high school diploma, industry certifications from oTECH, and potential their Associate's degree with Valencia College.  All students that enroll at PATHS are required to dual enroll in an oTECH program during their Junior and/or Senior year.  Our mission is to make every student, future ready and we accomplish that mission by integrating academics and CTE together to ensure a highly rigorous and highly relevant education for all students.

PATHS has earned several accolades including being an "A" school as defined by the Florida Department of Education school grading system every year since we opened.  PATHS has the highest achievement rate in Math, Social Studies, and Science in the entire school district and ranks second in English/Language Arts.  PATHS is ranked as a Top High School in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best high schools in the nation.  This year, PATHS earned the GreatSchools.org College Success award for our ability to prepare students for success in College.  The 2019 graduating class boasted a 92% acceleration rate meaning that 92% of our Seniors earned at least one industry certification, completed at least one Valencia College course, or passed at least one Advanced Placement exam.  This is the highest acceleration rate in the history of PATHS.  PATHS had the highest number of students in the school district earning the Seal of Bi-Literacy designation on their high school diplomas.  Perhaps most important, PATHS has a 100% graduation rate.  Overall, we have a proven track record of success that is only getting stronger.

Student's who attend PATHS receive an academic based high school experience that still allows for students have those incredible experiences that make high school so special.  PATHS students may participate in athletics at their home zoned high school.  PATHS offers many clubs and student organizations including SkillsUSA, FIRST Robotics, HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association), the National Technical Honor Society, and many more.  PATHS student participate in homecoming, Prom, grad bash, and many other activities on campus to make their experience with us as memorable as possible.


PATHS Mission Statement:
Every Student, Future Ready

PATHS Vision Statement:


PATHS Core Values:
The student is the most important person on campus
All students can achieve
We do what is right, not what is easy
We will work together, always
It's not about me
Academics and CTE accelerate each other

How can I attend PATHS?

Students wishing to attend PATHS must meet minimum entry requirements and submit a valid Choice Application.  Please note that  while the School District of Osceola County closes the Choice window in February of each year, PATHS accepts Choice Applications through the start of school in August each year.  

How to Apply to PATHS

SDOC Choice Application Home Page

High School Choice Application

Choice applications submitted after the SDOC Choice Window closes should be sent to Victoria FunkElaine WeaverMaggie MiquelRebecca Rutkowski, or Tom Ott directly. 


What is oTECH?

Osceola Technical College (oTECH) is the only public, non-profit, Technical College in Osceola County.  oTECH opened in 1994 with our Kissimmee campus with the extension campuses opening in 2014 to bring CTE programs to residents of St. Cloud and Poinciana.  Across the three campuses, oTECH offers 26 career certificate programs across 9 career clusters.  oTECH enrolls both adult students and dual enrolled high school juniors and seniors.  All oTECH programs align to high wage, high skill, and high demand careers in our local workforce area.

oTECH Program Offerings

Learn more about oTECH

 
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