Courses and Pathways

Griswold High School School Counselors assist students with course and career pathway selections in preparation to meet graduation requirements and align with their interests.

Each year, students should review their progress towards graduation requirements with their school counselor, and make adjustments as needed based on post-secondary goals.

View all courses and career pathways offered by Griswold High School below:

Course Catalog

Download Griswold High School's 2021-2022 Program of Studies / Course Catalog here.


Career Pathways

Every student at Griswold High School is strongly encouraged to choose a career pathway. Subsequent courses in a pathway allow for students to get a better understanding of and exposure to an industry or career prior to high school graduation. 

  • Engineering, Manufacturing & Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Education & Training
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Business Management & Banking
  • Web & Digital Communications

Students may change their pathway, but may not have the opportunity to complete advanced courses in that field prior to graduation due to prerequisites. 


Electives & Courses within Career Pathways

In addition to courses within each career pathway, there are also electives within art, technology, and family & consumer sciences.

Griswold High School offers Fine Art courses such as Drawing, Painting, Pottery, and Art History. Digital Art courses in the Web & Digital Communications pathway include Photography, Graphic Design and Digital Imaging, and more. The nationally-recognized Performance Art & Music department offers Chorus and two auditioned choirs (Concert and Chamber), Music Theater, Drama, History of Rock & Roll, Concert Band, String Orchestra, Piano, Guitar, and Music Production & Technology. There are various levels for some of these programs.

Family and Consumer Sciences courses includes Fashion & Design, as well as the Food & Nutrition and Baking courses within the Hospitality & Tourism career pathway.

Griswold High School's Health Sciences career pathway helps students become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) during high school, and go on to pursue nursing, pre-med, and sciences studies.

Early Childhood Education courses, and other Child & Family Development courses, round out the Education & Training pathway for students that hope to someday be educators, themselves.

The business Management & Banking pathway includes courses in Marketing, Sports Management, Accounting, Business and Entrepreneurship, among others.

Engineering, Manufacturing and Design pathway includes Wood Shop/Technology and Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CADD).

Virtual High School classes on an array of topics are available in the Library Media Center for self-motivated students, as well.

Students may take any elective, even outside of their chosen pathway, if it fits their schedule and is of interest to them. 

Earn College Credits during High School

During High School, students can also receive college credit through AP courses (exam requirement), College Career Pathways (CCP) with Three Rivers Community College or Quinebaug Valley Community College, as well as Early College Experience Program (ECE) courses in select subjects via UCONN. AP exams and ECE courses have small costs associated with them that are much less expensive than a college course.