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.
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.
- Demonstrated proficiency on the 7th Grade FSA Reading Assessment
- Demonstrated proficiency on the Algebra 1 EOC (if applicable)
- Minimum of 2.0 GPA and current grades of C or higher in all core classes. (Tener un promedio mínimo de 2.0 y calificaciones de C or más en todas las clases principals.)
- No major discipline issues
- Positive Attendance Record
Applicants who are new or are returning to the Osceola County Public School District are required to bring official transcripts from their current school. (Nuevos candidatos ó estudiantes que están regresando al Distrito Escolar del Condado de Osceola se le require entregar una transcripción de crédito official de su escuela reciente.
Applicants under expulsion or under court ordered supervision will not be considered for entry until satisfactory completion of all requirements placed on the student from the expulsion or court ordered supervision are satisfied. (Los soliciantes bajo orden judicial supervisada no serán considerado sin antes finalizer satisfatoriamente un año en su escuela de zona.)
Students who do not have a 7th Grade FSA Reading score or who have taken Algebra 1 but do not have an Algebra 1 EOC score must contact oTECH to set up a time to take the TABE Basic Skills Test. Students must score at current grade level in all three areas (Math, Language, Reading). Attach a copy of your test scores to the application. (Si no tiene resultados del FSA contacte a oTECH para hacer una cita para que tomes el examen de nivel. Estudiantes interesados deben calificar.)
To schedule the TABE, contact oTECH's testing coordinator, 407-344-5080.
Students submitting their Choice application to attend PATHS during the open SDOC Choice Window should do so by following directions on the SDOC Choice Homepage
PATHS continues to accept Choice applications after the SDOC Choice Window closes.