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High School Pathways | Blaze Your Path

We fan the flame to help each student blaze a new trail and discover all that is possible.

With 14 distinct Pathways to choose from, Burnsville High School students can explore their interests and prepare for further study, training or work opportunities within a career field.

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14 unique Pathways, including Health Sciences, Technology, Arts, Business and more. 26 courses awarding early college credit


Health Sciences and Human Services

  • Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Government and Community Services

Arts, Global Communications and Information Systems

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

Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Technology

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

Business, Management and Entrepreneurship

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

Students have the flexibility to choose courses across Pathways or to focus their learning in a particular Pathway. Courses are organized so that students can develop and implement a four-year plan of study in areas of interest to them, while also ensuring students have mastered basic skills and literacies essential for all graduates. 

Pathways learning at the high school is designed for students to blaze their own path so they are prepared for success in college, career and life.