Communications Pathway

The Communications Pathway is for students who have an interest in learning how to communicate information effectively. Communication is applied to careers in journalism, business, public relations, marketing, news broadcasting, intercultural communications, education, public administration and much more.

Students will follow a sequence of required courses. Some of these are college-level, which will provide the opportunity to earn college credits through the Community College System of New Hampshire or through Southern New Hampshire University.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (2016), long-term projections for communication careers to 2026 are as follows:

Career Path Rate of Growth Educational Experience

Media & Communication Equipment 8% High School Diploma

Public Relations Specialists 9% Bachelor Degree

Public Relations & Fundraising Specialist 10% Bachelor Degree

Marketing Managers 10% Bachelor Degree

Advertising & Promotions Managers 6% Bachelor Degree

Communications Teachers Postsecondary 10% Doctoral or Professional Degree

Honor Cord Requirements for the Communications Pathway

An honor cord signifying your academic achievement in the Communications Pathway will be awarded to students who complete the following requirements:

  • Complete required and elective courses in the Communications Pathway with an overall 3.0 GPA
  • Maintain a minimum overall 2.5 GPA in all high school courses
  • Submit a piece of work to Ethereal Patter