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Linked Learning

Welcome to the UHS Linked Learning Pathway information page

What is Linked Learning?

Linked Learning is an approach that is transforming education for California students by integrating rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences. Linked Learning ignites high school students’ passions by creating meaningful learning experiences through career-oriented pathways in fields such as Engineering and Architecture, Health Care, Digital Media Arts, and more. When students love what they are doing, they work harder, dream bigger and learn more.


The four guiding principles of Linked Learning are: rigorous academics, career-based learning, professional learning and support services. The guiding principles prepare students to succeed in college, career and life. Connecting academics to real-world applications assist students in understanding how their high school education leads to their next academic and career steps. Linked Learning improves student engagement and inspires students to excel in college and career opportunities.

Upland High School is one of the few schools in the area that offer this great college and career ready opportunity for their students!

What is a pathway?

Pathways are programs of high school study that connect learning in the classroom with real-world applications outside of school. Students enroll in sequential elective classes that prepare them for college and career in a specific industry sector. They integrate rigorous academic instruction with a demanding technical curriculum and field-based learning—all set in the context of one of California’s 15 major industry sectors.


By combining a college-preparatory curriculum with exceptional career and technical

education, pathways lead to real-world success. Growing evidence shows that pathways increasing academic achievement and learning, and increasing students’ earning power when they graduate.


Pathways offered at Upland High School are:  

Engineering and Architecture, Health Science, Digital Media Arts

*** Students that complete pathways earn special recognition at graduation. ***