La Follette Health Services Pathway
Making a difference in the health and wellness of our community
What will I experience in the Health Services Pathway at La Follette?
Opportunities to meet a wide range of community members: not just people in the medical professions, but elected officials, activists, and innovators all working to help Madison thrive
Adults who want to hear your ideas: sharing your thoughts with authentic audiences is a key part of our integrated projects. For example, students from La Follette led a session about a Pathway project at this professional conference.
Collaboration skills that will help you in school and beyond: community partners help us explore how teamwork is essential for success
See what the students have to say
My goals are to feel confident into going to the medical field/health community also, take part in new ideas to improve my school pathways.
What surprised me was how involved the teachers were with us, and how close our community is with each other.
I joined pathways to gain an experience over all other students. I knew it would look good on a college app. and I joined knowing that no matter what joining pathways puts me into a niche of people to become closer friends with and make connections.
The teaching in pathways has surprised me. Because the meetings that they have every Thursday and they come back and apply the stuff they learned into the classrooms.
Program Vision, Mission and Goals
Below are the vision, mission and learning outcomes of the Health Services Pathway at La Follette High School.
Our students are empathetic and innovative problem-solvers, working together to improve the health and wellness of our community.
The mission of the Health Services Pathway is to use the strength of our community’s diverse experiences to help students tackle real-world health and wellness problems. Lancers will build relationships in learning communities, participate in integrated, project-based learning, and connect school and community experiences. Through rigorous academics, site visits, and work-based experiences, students will be prepared to lead in college, career, and community.
I was super impressed with their level of engagement. They asked great questions about our roles and background and at my table had some awesome questions. It was very energizing for me to see their minds working and to get a peek into the lives of 9th graders!
-Pathway Guest Speaker from Summit Credit Union
Health Services Pathway Graduates . . .
- Master critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and understand diverse perspectives within a rigorous, relevant, well-rounded curriculum
- Integrate their learning and collaborate, advocate, and lead through work-based learning experiences
- Reflect on their personal health to develop a lifelong wellness plan that adapts to life circumstances
- Develop and refine post-high-school plans that build on personal interests and strengths and include specific action steps
- Identify a health and wellness priority for the community, develop a culturally-responsive action plan that addresses barriers and optimizes wellness, and advocate for the plan with community members
Program of Study
Here is the Program of Study for our Health Services Pathway, offering a sequence of rigorous, interconnected courses throughout a Pathways student's high school experience.
Visit the district Personalized Pathways page, browse our Pathways Frequently Asked Questions, come to an upcoming informational session at your middle school, or contact the La Follette High School Pathway Learning Coordinator, Kris Howard.