OGDEN, Utah – Ogden School District will break ground on a new facility housed on the campus of Ogden-Weber Technical College (OTECH). “Pathways High School” is a new concept that will allow high school students unprecedented access to OTECH programs. Representative Blake Moore is scheduled to be a featured speaker during the groundbreaking program.
“Ogden School District has aggressively sought additional opportunities for our students to enhance their college and career readiness,” says Superintendent Luke Rasmussen. “Pathways High School represents a significant step forward in creating access to highly sought skills and certifications. Students won’t need to ask the questions, ‘why do I need to know this?’ because they will be putting their knowledge into practice every day. The integrated programs will give students the option to accelerate high school and college competition.”
Many Ogden School District students are already taking OTECH programs. But Pathways High School aims to increase enrollment numbers by making participation even easier.
“Each year, approximately 900 Ogden School District students already enroll in early college courses at OTECH,” says College President Jim Taggart. “Having a project-based high school on the OTECH campus permits students to blend their college coursework with their core graduation requirements. As the rest of the nation struggles with a large population of adults who fall into the category of ‘some college, no credential,’ these students will graduate with high-tech, high-demand skills that will permit them to start a career immediately, without having spent a single penny on tuition. The graduates can also leverage their technical college certificate toward accelerating degree completion as part of a stackable credential with Weber State University or Utah State University.”
Connecting high school students with college and university programs is not a new concept. But Pathways High School will offer students unprecedented access to all of the OTECH programs and resources combined with a facility designed to provide an individualized approach to the needs of high school students.
“The foundation of a child’s future prosperity is, in part, excellent schools and outstanding teachers. Hogan Construction is proud to provide the educational facilities that house the dreams of students and the efforts of the educators of the Ogden School District,” says Dave Andersen, Vice President of Hogan & Associates Construction.
WHAT: Pathways High School Groundbreaking Event
WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ogden-Weber Technical College, Health Tech Building, 200 N Washington Blvd, Ogden
WHO: Representative Blake Moore, Ogden School District Administration & Educators, Ogden-Weber Technical College Administration & Board, Pathways High School Construction Partners – Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, Hogan & Associates Construction, BDK Construction Management