Explore the possibilities.

Our unique ninth-grade curriculum enables you to explore how your interests fit with career opportunities — and helps you create your own individualized learning Pathway.

You will take the following Pathways classes:

HUMANITIES and ELD

MATH

BIOLOGY

ADVISORY

  • In this class, you will build relationships with your fellow students and your advisor that will not only help you feel engaged with your Pathways community, but also develop your social-emotional skills.

PATHWAYS EXPLORATORY CLASS

  • This class allows you to gain a hands-on introduction to life after Commerce, with a focus on the following three questions: 1) What do I care about? 2) What am I good at? and 3) What college and career opportunities are out there? In the process, you will learn about in-demand career fields in Springfield.

ELECTIVES

  • Electives include ROTC, PE, Art, Music, and Spanish.

WIN

  • The WIN (What I Need) Block is an opportunity for you to identify gaps in learning and develop skills in Humanities and Math that will translate to success in your other courses.

Pathways Schedule

Pathways operates on a completely different schedule than the rest of High School of Commerce. You will arrive at school at the same time as students in grades 10-12, but you will leave sometimes earlier and oftentimes later.

There are three different Pathways schedules:

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday
Schedule
Time Class
7:20-7:55 Advisory
7:55-8:35 Pathways
8:35-9:40 Academic 1
9:40-10:40 Elective
10:40-11:10 Lunch
11:10-12:15 Academic 2
12:15-1:15 Elective
1:15-2:00 WIN
2:00-3:05 Academic 3
Wednesday
Schedule
Time Class
7:20-7:30 Advisory
7:30-8:35 WIN
8:35-9:40 Academic 1
9:40-10:45 Academic 2
10:45-11:15 Lunch
11:15-12:15 Academic 3
12:15 Dismissal
12:15-2:50 Community Service Activities
Friday
Schedule
Time Class
7:20-7:55 Advisory
7:55-8:55 Academic 1
8:55-9:55 Academic 2
9:55-10:55 WIN
10:55-11:25 Lunch
11:25-12:00 Pathways
12:00-12:45 Elective
12:45-1:35 Elective
1:35-2:55 Academic 3
2:55-3:05 Lockers/Dismissal

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