Career Cords

Students wearing career cords


By completing five semester courses within a selected career pathway, you may be eligible to wear a special colored cord at graduation.


  • Industry-Related Courses – 3 semesters
  • Subject-Related Courses – 2 semesters
    • TOTAL = 5 Semesters
  • Pathway course performance must be grade B or better.
  • Classes are counted from Fall of Freshmen year through Fall of Senior year (Spring classes from Senior year are not counted)
  • Recognition requires an overall 2.0 GPA and satisfactory citizenship/effort.

Ten (10) hours of job shadowing:

These activities must be completed at business/community sites within the selected pathway and documented. Hours from Career Day speakers, Mentor Breakfast, pathway-related field trips, summer camps, internships or college program visits (maximum 2 hours) may also apply.

Portfolio components:

  • Pathway Cord Portfolio, on Naviance
  • Professional Resume, on Naviance or emailed to
  • PowerPoint - email to (if using a MAC please save as a PowerPoint Document or PDF before emailing)
  • Job Shadow Form, turned in to the College and Career Center

SENIORS! You will be notified in January which cords you qualify for. Please do not complete the portfolio or PowerPoint until you have been notified by the College and Career Center.

In order to be recognized at graduation, all Career Cord components are due to the College and Career Center (via the above email address, Naviance, and the Job Shadow form in person) no later than Thursday, March 19th, 2020.

Please see the attached required documents below. Copies are also available in the Career Center.