The Pathways Communications Academy is one of nearly 500 California Partnership Academies. The Academy, celebrating its 20th year and currently servicing approximately 140 10-12th grade students, is a small learning community on Diamond Bar High School's campus. It follows the school-within-a-school model and offers college prep courses and common core curriculum infused with a technical education focus. The Academy curriculum incorporates cross-curricular courses, occupational preparation in the form of mentoring, educational field trips, guest speakers*, and project-based learning.
Each year the Academy admits 55 freshmen that begin the program their sophomore year.
All interested freshmen should complete an application.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2017-2108 school year is Monday, March 12, 2018. Since the Academy can only admit a small number of students annually, we ask each applicant to participate in an informal interview to determine program suitability. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Refer to Forms on this webpage for an application.
Completed applications should be submitted to Mrs. Salas, Academy Coordinator, in room 351.
*Want to know more about our guest speakers? Click on Guest Speakers in the right hand column.
Freshman Parent Night Presentation and Pathways Resource Guide are available here: