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High School Pathways

The One91 Pathways journey culminates at Burnsville High School, where students apply their love of learning and developed sense of self to envision a future where their aspirations are truly within reach. There’s so much to discover, and we can’t wait to support learners as they learn what lights them up.

One91 Pathways

Discover Our Four Career Fields

arts communications and information systems


  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism & Broadcasting

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Business Management & entrepreneurship


  • Marketing Business, Management & Administration
  • Finance
  • Hospitality & Tourism

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Design engineering manufacturing tech


  • Architecture & Construction
  • Manufacturing Engineering, Design & Technology
  • Engine & Automotive Technology

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Health Sciences & Human Services


  • Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Government & Community Services

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Stories about Pathways

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bhs alum elizabeth mccormick with her diploma at the university of minnesota

For Elizabeth McCormick, an assignment in ninth grade English class got her worried and sparked a passion for finding who she was and what she wanted to be. As part of an autobiography writing exercise, students were asked to write about their passion. Instead of having an easy answer, Elizabeth started thinking about what her passion was or what it could be. This quest for self discovery led her down a path of trying new things, organizing and finding another way. 

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davin alt and a classmate sit in a helicopter

The classes Davin took often provided hands-on learning experiences, but most importantly, he was able to earn important certifications that would be instrumental to his future. During hybrid learning his junior year, he started the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program with remote days focusing on theory and concepts and in-person days being focused on building skills and real-life applications like helping patients with daily activities and being a patient liaison.

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District 191 teacher Julie West sits at a table with a sewing machine

Whether it was teaching swim lessons out of her parents’ backyard pool as a teenager, participating in beauty pageants in high school, running a sewing school for young children as a stay-at-home mom, managing home-based businesses, supervising student teachers, doing preschool screenings or teaching students how to cook, she explored opportunities where she could thrive as an educator, entrepreneur and artist. All these experiences have helped shape her into the innovator that she truly is.

Read More about A passion for sewing places BHS alum at the forefront of a future fashion pathway for students 
student working on her laptop in a burnsville high school classroom

There are a lot of different options for students to pursue after high school, ranging from starting a career to pursuing a degree. The new Associate of Arts Pathway at Burnsville High School (BHS) lets students get a head start on what comes next in a way that no other district is doing, by earning an associate degree without ever leaving the building. 

Read More about A college degree by graduation will soon be possible for BHS students

Pathways Accomplishments