About Us

Pathways to the Future is an alternative program offered by Lake Land College in cooperation with the Regional Office of Education #11 in Charleston as well as the Regional Office of Education #3 in Effingham.  Pathways serves the student population of Lake Land College’s district between ages 16 and 21 who have dropped out or are at-risk of dropping out of school.  The program includes GED preparation, high school transfer credit courses, job-seeking and job-keeping skills, parenting, vocational education, dual-credit and co-op credit opportunities.  Pathways has five sites located in Effingham, Shelbyville, Mattoon, Casey, and Paris.  All Pathways services are provided at no cost to the student.

Programs Offered

Students enrolled at Pathways will be given the opportunity to participate in Dual Credit and Co-Enrollment classes.  These classes are offered at LLC facilities at no cost to the student.  Students participating in these programs will have the opportunity to complete college course work as a part of their high school studies.

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