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Personalized Pathways

Lifetime Benefits

EXPERIENCE COMMERCE

YOUR FUTURE BEGINS HERE

FIND YOUR PATHWAY

Pre-Admissions

Apply fall of 8th Grade

Benefits:

Acceptance into 5-year program resulting in Associate’s Degree
Early selection of Career Pathways upon admission
Note: Preference can be changed until March of freshman year
Guaranteed enrollment in Early College of choice

Regular Admissions

Apply winter of 8th Grade

Exploration, Learning Plan Personalization & Pathway Selection

Grade 9

Students engage in project-based learning to gain exposure to careers across three industries:

Health & Human Services
Information Technology (IT)
Advanced Manufacturing

PBL entails:

Meeting practitioners in the field
Learning about the path towards credentials
Visits to colleges & companies

Deep Learning & Essential Skill Development

Grade 10

Students dive deeper into their chosen pathway
Semester-long courses provide exposure to the skills and knowledge required for success in the chosen industry
Students decide to continue with the chosen pathway or pivot to a different pathway

Early College

Grade 10-12
(Choose one)

OPTION 01:

Worcester State University

Early College on the Commerce Campus

Take Worcester State University courses on the Commerce campus
Earn up to 42 college credits
Bilingual & English classes
Optional 2 week residential course on Worcester State campus. Students stay in the Worcester State dorms

OPTION 02:

Westfield State University

Early College on Both Commerce & University Campuses

Take Westfield State University courses at Commerce campus junior year & Westfield State campus senior year
Choose from history/English courses as a junior, and from hundreds of Westfield State courses senior year
Earn up to 42 college credits

OPTION 03:

Springfield Technical Community College

Early College on a University Campus

Take Springfield Technical Community College courses on STCC’s campus junior & senior years
Earn up to 60 college credits
Select from 6 degree & certificate programs:
(Choose one)
IT and Cyber Security
Social Work
Business Administration
Digital & Graphic Multimedia Design
Health Science
Criminal Justice

Applied Workforce Training & Career Development

@ Springfield Technical Community College

Grade 12
(Choose one)

OPTION 01:

Workforce training pathways

Electrical Assembly
Asphalt Inspection & Preparation
Water Treatment & Distribution

OPTION 02:

Applied career pathways

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Sterile Processing Technician
HVAC & Energy Systems Technician

Internships

Grade 12
(Choose one)

Complete prep work in Grade 12 for an intensive paid post-graduate internship at an industry site in one of the following industries:

Photonics
Information Technology (IT)
Health & Human Services

Post-Grad Commerce Promise

Grade 12

Complete Associate’s degree in fully-paid 5th year
Selective: 50-75 seats per year

Graduation

(Choose one)

OPTION 01:

Continue education at one of the 3 Early Colleges

OPTION 02:

Transfer credits to another 4-year university

OPTION 03:

Graduate with Associate’s degree

OPTION 04:

Go directly into chosen career field

OPTION 05:

Complete an immersive, paid internship

Pre-Admissions Apply fall of 8th Grade Early College Grade 10-12 (Choose one) Graduation (Choose one) Internships Grade 12 (Choose one) Students engage in project-based learning to gain exposure to careers across three industries: PBL entails: - Health & Human Services - Information Technology (IT) - Advanced Manufacturing - Meeting practitioners in the field - Learning about the path towards credentials - Visits to colleges & companies Grade 9 Exploration, Learning Plan Personalization & Pathway Selection - Students dive deeper into their chosen pathway - Semester-long courses provide exposure to the skills and knowledge required for success in the chosen industry - Students decide to continue with the chosen pathway or pivot to a different pathway - Complete Associates degree in fully-paid 5th year - Selective: 50-75 seats per year - - Take Westfield State University courses at Commerce campus junior year & Westfield State campus senior year Choose from history/English courses as a junior, and from hundreds of Westfield State courses senior year Earn up to 42 college credits OPTION 02: Westfield State University Early College on Both Commerce & University Campuses - - - - Take Springfield Technical Community College courses on STCC’s campus junior & senior years Earn up to 60 college credits Select from 6 degree & certificate programs: (Choose one) OPTION 03: Springfield Technical Community College Early College on a University Campus - IT and Cyber Security - Social Work - Business Administration - Digital & Graphic Multimedia Design - Health Science - Criminal Justice - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Sterile Processing Technician - HVAC & Energy Systems Technician OPTION 01: Workforce training pathways OPTION 02: Applied career pathways - Electrical Assembly - Asphalt Inspection & Preparation - Water Treatment & Distribution Acceptance into 5-year program resulting in Associate’s Degree Early selection of Career Pathways upon admission Note: Preference can be changed until March of freshman year Guaranteed enrollment in Early College of choice Benefits: - - - Regular Admissions Apply winter of 8th Grade - - - OPTION 01: Worcester State University Early College on the Commerce Campus Take Worcester State University courses on the Commerce campus Earn up to 42 college credits Bilingual & English classes Optional 2 week residential course on Worcester State campus. Students stay in the Worcester State dorms - Deep Learning & Essential Skill Development Grade 10 Applied Workforce Training & Career Development @ Springfield Technical Community College Grade 12 (Choose one) Complete prep work in Grade 12 for an intensive paid post-graduate internship at an industry site in one of the following industries: - Photonics - Information Technology (IT) - Health & Human Services Grade 12 Post-Grad Commerce Promise OPTION 01: Continue education at one of the 3 Early Colleges OPTION 02: Transfer credits to another 4-year university OPTION 03: Graduate with Associate’s degree OPTION 04: Go directly into chosen career field OPTION 05: Complete an immersive, paid internship

YOU ARE UNIQUE.

YOUR PATHWAY TO LEARNING IS UNIQUE.

You will choose a course of study based on your interests and goals. All along the way, you will be supported — personally and academically — with an intensive mentoring and advisory program where you develop strong relationships with our faculty and staff, college educators and internship partners.

You have the opportunity to enroll in early college courses at our partner institutions, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and Westfield State, and to complete career internships in fields related to your chosen theme.

ACTIVITIES

VISUAL ARTS

The arts at Commerce are vibrant, exciting and abundant.

BAND

Start in Beginning Band or move on to our stellar Jazz Band.

SPORTS

Become part of a proud tradition that includes numerous championship titles.

CLUBS

Join a club that meets your interests — or start your own!

JROTC

Explore this leadership development program sponsored by the U.S. Army.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community engagement is an important part of a Commerce education.

A LIFE-CHANGING JOURNEY

GET IN TOUCH

You’re welcome to schedule a visit during the school day (7:35 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.) or contact us with questions.

Paul Neal
Executive Principal
nealp@springfieldpublicschools.com