What is FutureForward?

FutureForward unifies all of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming across Adams 12 Five Star Schools and gives all students a competitive advantage as they enter college, career or the military.

Students in FutureForward:

  • Explore opportunities that prepare them for high-demand careers and give them an edge entering college.
  • Engage in authentic, hands-on learning.
  • Equip themselves with relevant, rigorous and practical skills.

FutureForward career pathways are based on the state and national Career Cluster model in an effort to help learners navigate their way to greater success in career and college. The pathways are intentionally developed to provide links between secondary and post-secondary options. In the process, the pathways help learners to discover where their interests and passions lie. 

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FutureForward Advantages

FutureForward is proud to partner with industry leaders to provide participating students with unique opportunities to advance their education, earn industry certificates or earn work-based learning opportunities in many career pathways. Additionally, most FutureForward programs offer the opportunity for students to earn college credit that can be used at both two- and four-year higher education institutions. To learn more about how to receive college credit, contact a FutureForward or high school counselor.

Who Can Participate in FutureForward Programs? 

Any current 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students in an Adams 12 Five Star Schools high school, charter school, or alternative high school may apply to attend FutureForward at Bollman and Washington Square in their 10th, 11th or 12th grade year. High school students can also take advantage of FutureForward programs available at their home school. From nursing to welding, graphic design to engineering and much more; FutureForward offers all students the opportunity to pursue a career path that interests them.

Where is FutureForward Programming Offered? 

FutureForward Campuses:

High School Campuses:

Recent News

Construction complete on new FutureForward CTE campus

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00am

New campus expands career-training opportunities for high school students

It wasn't perhaps the celebration envisioned when ground was broken on a new career and technical education campus more than a year ago but Five Star Schools staff gathered Aug. 24 to celebrate substantial completion of construction on FutureForward at Washington Square , the district's second CTE campus.

The ceremony featured remarks from district leaders and a timely, socially- ...

FutureForward construction trudges on through weather

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:45am

Construction remains on schedule despite cold, wet weather

Construction moved forward on the FutureForward at Washington Square construction site in February despite a prolonged spate of cold weather and moisture.

Work on concrete slab pours as well as the installation of the building roof were both slowed down in February but construction of the building remained on schedule to open for the 2020-2021 school year.