Basehor-Linwood High School is a 9-12th grade school in Basehor, KS, located just west of Kansas City, Kan.
Basehor-Linwood is a Kansas 5A school with a student population around 800.
BLHS was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2012.
In the spring of 2015, the district passed a bond issue to begin construction of a career and technical education addition to the school. Ground was broken in May 2016 and the CTE center was opened in August 2017.
Kansas’ secondary Career & Technical Education (CTE) Division has adopted the National Career Clusters model of 16 career clusters and has developed 31 pathways within these clusters. Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work.
Tomorrow’s jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and highly flexible workers who continually update their knowledge and skills. The goal is to provide students with relevant contexts for learning through pathways to college and career readiness. Career Clusters link what students learn in high school to the knowledge and skills they need for success in college or further education and careers.
Career cluster pathways are designed to provide a smooth transition from high school to postsecondary education (technical colleges, community colleges and universities), apprenticeship opportunities, the military, and/or the workplace. Stakeholders from education, business and industry developed the courses that enable this transition.
Kansas has developed 31 pathways that address the need for high skill, high wage, and high demand careers in the 21st Century. All schools will not be able to adopt all 31 pathways due to limited resources and personnel. However, BLHS has adopted 11 of the pathways.