Pathways Information for Incoming NKCHS Families

  • We can’t wait to welcome our incoming ninth grade students to our Northtown community! As members of one of the first classes to take part in College & Career Pathways, they will experience high school in an exciting new way.

    Students will benefit from rigorous academics combined with real-world career experiences both in and beyond the classroom. Beginning their freshman year and continuing throughout high school, students will engage in a variety of career exploration activities integrated into their classes at NKCHS, including guest speakers, job shadowing, hands-on projects, off-campus programs and internships.

    After Winter Break, incoming students will have several opportunities to learn more about the four schools and the pathways within each. Counselors, high school teachers, current Northtown students, and our College & Career Facilitator will all be available to help students make a decision about which school might be right for them. We are looking forward to supporting students throughout this winter and spring as they make exciting choices and consider next steps. 



    Check out this flyer to learn more about pathways at Northtown. If you have additional questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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    We are looking forward to supporting all of our students and families as they begin their high school journey! Dr. Jamie McSparin, College & Career Facilitator at NKCHS, is available at or (816) 321-6301 to answer questions you may have or provide guidance through the process of selecting and enrolling in a pathway and beyond.