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NVUSD Receives 3.6M State Grant to Strengthen Career-Aligned Real-World Learning 



We are pleased to announce that Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD) was recently awarded a 3.65M Golden State Pathways Program grant. According to the California Department of Education, “The purpose of the Golden State Pathways Program is to provide local educational agencies with the resources to promote pathways in high-wage, high-skill, high-growth areas, including technology, health care, education, and climate-related fields that, among other things, allow pupils to advance seamlessly from high school to college and career and provide the workforce needed for economic growth.”

This grant award aligns seamlessly with  NVUSD’s vision and plan for the school district as it looks to best prepare students for college and careers. Specifically, it supports developing and implementing “systems that enable all students to experience career-aligned, real-world learning,” a strategic outcome for NVUSD over the next five years (pending board approval of NVUSD’s new strategic plan). 

The funds will support the development of new innovative pathways which will be offered at five high schools in alignment with the regional workforce needs: 

  • Agricultural Science: Mechanics, Technology and Viticulture
  • Business
  • Culinary and Hospitality
  • Health Science
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Transportation

“These pathways will provide our students with experiences and coursework directly related to high-demand industries in our area,” shared Dr. Monica Ready, NVUSD Director III Curriculum, Instruction, & English Learner Services - Secondary. “Connecting our students to world-class industry has the potential to enrich our students’ education and strengthen our local workforce.”

“By providing additional learning opportunities, inside and outside the classroom through these pathways, we provide our students with the educational and experiential learning they need to succeed after high school,” shared NVUSD Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti. “We are excited to continue to prepare our students for a bright future of their design.”

More information will be shared as work continues. 

Here is the complete list of all GSPP awardees.

  • 01 - Elementary Schools
  • 02 - Middle Schools
  • 03 - High Schools