Early College & Career Pathways offers students a unique opportunity to explore their chosen career while earning free college credit hours.
Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, CSAT will offer credit-bearing college-level classes to all our high school students. These credits, combined with our existing career readiness program, will provide our students with an opportunity that no other school can offer. The ability to graduate from High School with exposure to not only the increased demands of college, but experience in the industry of their choosing through our internships and job shadowing.
A student who takes full advantage of this program can walk away from CSAT with 55 college credits and a pathway-specific internship at no cost to the students.
How Does it Work?
Students will earn both liberal arts and pathway-specific credits through a combination of Summer Bridge, Dual Enrollment, and On-Campus courses at Buffalo State College and SUNY Erie.
Students continue their traditional courses at CSAT and participate in career exposure and readiness activities, including field trips, speaker series, mock interviews and internship to increase student confidence and success in the world of work.
Students are dual enrolled in courses at either Buffalo State College or SUNY Erie. Classes are taught at the High School until senior year, when students will take their college level courses directly on the college campus (beginning Spring 2022).
- Students will earn both liberal arts and pathway-specific credits through a combination of Summer Bridge, Dual Enrollment, and On-Campus courses at Buffalo State College and SUNY Erie.
- Exposure to increased rigor in liberal arts and pathway-specific courses, will increase post-secondary persistence.
- Access to the SUNY Buffalo and SUNY Erie College Campuses as Seniors to take on-site courses, use facilities and familiarize themselves with institutional supports.