The Journalism & Media Pathway at Weaver High School

Career Pathways

Advancing Academic Excellence & Career-Connected Learning

Thank you to all Weaver High School Journalism & Media Pathway supporters, including key partners:

ReadyCT is supporting the Weaver High School Journalism & Media Pathway (WHS J&M)— a STEM-focused community igniting students’ passion for learning!

This pathway offers specialized journalism and media instruction informed by an industry advisory board that serves as an essential bridge between school and the workplace.

The WHS J&M pathway will give students training and experience on how to plan, create, edit, and produce media content on par with Journalistic & Media conventions. Students will also practice classroom learning through workshops and work opportunities such as job shadows and paid/unpaid internships. Students will gain lifetime knowledge, skills, and experience for any career.

The pathway experience will prepare students for work-based learning opportunities during high school, for career, for college, and for their long-term success! 

If you are interested in learning more about the J&M pathway including internships or related work-based learning opportunities, contact oshane.thorpe@readyct.org

WHS J&M students are excellent. See below a video produced by the pathway participants on their experience covering the Hartford Marathon.

If you are interested in learning more about the J&M pathway including internships or related work-based learning opportunities, contact oshane.thorpe@readyct.org

WHS Students Create / Produce for FOX61 Student News

Fast Facts from the WHS Journalism & Media Pathway

  • Number of Participants: 90 students, grades 10 through 12
  • Theme: Journalism and Media, Digital Media, News Production, Sound Design, Media Management, Communications, Visual Design, and Digital Storytelling
  • Opportunity: Every J&M student has the opportunity to graduate from high school with a suite of industry-recognized credentials that include Adobe Creative Suite and Canva. Throughout the program, students will have a plethora of hands-on experience to create media for a plethora of events and individuals that mirror the expectations in the real world of a media professional
  • Other: WHS J&M students have the opportunity for dual enrollment, i.e., earning college credit through coursework during high school.
  • A Note About Internships: All pathway students are eligible to pursue work-based learning experiences that include job shadowing, worksite tours, volunteering, and paid/unpaid internships.

Student Voices

Liberty Blanco, ’25

Weaver High School

Liberty shares her experiences in the Journalism and Media Pathway. Her plan is to attend college to study cinematography and photography.

Alongside the pathway participants, she produced a recap video for the 2023 ReadyCT Business & Community Partner Breakfast. Click here to watch the video.

Partnership Acknowledgement

We remain grateful to Hartford Public High School for their partnership with this effort.