Starting Fall 23-24, students in grades 7-8 have the unparalleled opportunity to explore a variety of career areas at IGNITE Pathways.

"Research has identified middle school as a time when students can benefit the most from career exploration, a process of building self-awareness, learning about potential careers, and developing a plan for reaching future goals."

Association for Career & Technical Education


Students and families will have many questions.  While this program is new, we CAN tell you what we have planned...

Spark Academy information:

  • 7th and 8th graders from any school district can participate in the Spark Academy.
  • Students will rotate to different classes every four weeks.
  • Classes will meet daily from 1:40-3:00pm at IGNITE Pathways.
  • Certified CTE instructors will teach the classes.
  • Transportation may be provided to/from IGNITE Pathways and home school district.

In each class, students will...

  • Meet industry experts.
  • Zoom with professionals from across the state, region, and/or country.
  • Explore career opportunities within each industry pathway.
  • Engage in hands-on and project-based learning activities.
  • Encounter relevant connections with English/Social Studies content.

Exploratory Classes

Classes will be taught by industry experts.  Below is the proposed list of classes. Classes and scheduled sections are subject to change based on student interest and teacher availability.

Exploratory Classes

  • Aviation/Drones
  • Agriculture - Animals
  • Construction/HVAC
  • Future Forward
  • Healthcare
  • Social Media
  • Healthy Living
  • Education
  • Culinary Arts

Exploratory Classes

  • Criminal Justice/Forensics
  • Graphic Design
  • Automotive/Welding
  • Engineering
  • Plumbing/Electrical
  • Agriculture - Crops
  • Emergency Services
  • Robotics
  • Business/Marketing

CORE Curriculum

English & Social Studies

 Grade level English and Social Studies standards will be integrated into exploratory classes through project-based learning activities.

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