The Journey of Career Technical Education

  • How to become a Pathway Completer

    South Gwinnett High School is committed to ensuring our students are college and career ready! Our Academy School experience provides students the opportunity to become Pathway Completers. They will leave high school with valuable credentials that would support them in college or work.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a Pathway Completer?

    A pathway completer is a student who has successfully completed three identified courses in a pathway.  

    What Pathways are offered at South Gwinnett High School?

    South Gwinnett High School offers 13 career pathways: 3DE(Marketing), Culinary Arts, Entrepreneurship, Therapeutic Services/Allied Health and Medicine, Nutrition and Food Science, Law Enforcement Services/Forensic Science, Legal Services/Application of Law, Audio/Video Technology and Film, JROTC, Teaching as a Profession, Computer Science, Engineering, Cybersecurity

    Who takes an End of Pathway Assessment (EOPA)?

    South Gwinnett students who have completed three sequential pathway courses. Example: Entrepreneurship Pathway Classes-Introduction to Business, Legal Environment to Business, Entrepreneurship (Take industry-recognized exam)

    When are EOPAs given?

    Testing Schedule: The district’s testing window is in the month of April.

    What are the testing details?

    Duration of assessments range from 1- 4 hours, Questions 30-100 varies by assessment, Students must meet or exceed scores for each exam.

    How can students prepare for the EOPAs?

    Assessment Blueprints are posted on the Georgia Department of Education website:

    How will becoming a Career pathway completer benefit students?

    CTE participants in high school enter college and careers with the ability to be innovative, critical thinkers because they have learned to connect their core academic courses with transferable, professional skills. Completing an EOPA and becoming a pathway completer will provide students with increased opportunities to earn industry-validated credentials while still in high school and possibly lead to increased earning potential throughout the student’s career span.