Connect to your dreams.

In the fall of 2018, the High School of Commerce launched Pathways, an innovative program for all ninth-grade students.

Pathways is an entirely new educational experience, with its own unique community, schedule, and classes.

It is designed as a life-changing journey, in which you will choose a course of study based on your interests and goals. All along the way, you will be supported — personally and academically — as you create your personalized Pathway to college and career success.

For information regarding grades 10-12 at the High School of Commerce, please see the district website at:

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage all students in the development of their chosen Personalized Pathway. Harnessing the support of a diverse and collaborative group of school stakeholders — including students, families, educators, the community, industry, and institutes of higher learning — Commerce students realize their individual potential to successfully embrace the dynamism of the times in which they live.

Our Vision

Students will strive to reach their fullest academic and personal potential and to be college and career ready, equipped with the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to succeed in work and life, and to become active participants in their local and global communities.

Our Values

Our work is guided by the twin values of agency and relationships:

We believe that every student should be empowered to pursue their fullest academic and personal potential by giving them voice and choice in how they learn. And we believe students’ agency to become their best selves should be organized around rigorous Personalized Pathways that give students ownership of the setting and attaining of their academic, career, and life goals.


We believe that every student should be accepted into a positive, welcoming learning environment that emphasizes the importance of relationship-building, especially the mentoring relationships between our staff and students. And we support this through our school culture of restorative justice, which focuses on growth and collaboration over punishment and separation.