MEDWAY - Superintendent Armand Pires and Principal John Murray are pleased to announce that Medway High School has been awarded a grant to implement its second state-designated Innovation Pathway.
The new Innovation Pathway, in Information-Technology, will give students the opportunity to take classes in engineering, robotics and programming. Once students complete the Innovation Pathway courses, they will have the opportunity to participate in a Capstone course or a 100-hour internship.
The first state-designated Innovation Pathway program -- Healthcare and Social Assistance -- was launched at Medway High School at the start of this school year. The pathway gives students access to real-world, hands-on training to prepare them for careers in medicine, nursing, emergency medical services, and more.
Innovation Pathways are designed to give students coursework and experience in high-demand industries. Pathways allow great flexibility for students who want high-level coursework that will prepare them well for both college and careers
"We are excited to be implementing our second Innovation Pathway and are grateful to the Healey-Driscoll Administration and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for helping us provide this excellent opportunity," Principal Murray said. "This new pathway will allow students to explore the different technology-related career paths they may be interested in pursuing in the future."
Earlier in April, the Healey-Driscoll Administration awarded new Innovation Pathway designations to 27 high schools across the state, expanding the program by more than 30 percent, to reach a total of 78 high schools in the state. Thirty-five new Innovation Pathways will be launched across those 27 high schools.
Pathways currently designated by the state include Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Environmental and Life Sciences, Health Care and Social Assistance, and Business and Finance.