Pathways is a strategic life-simulation game that was designed to prepare low income students for entry into post-secondary education and significantly increase their success. The player is presented with an academic simulation of the high school experience. Players will make decisions along their high school path that will impact their post-secondary and career choices. Progress is tracked through academic, financial, and social scores. The primary goals of the game are to recognize the benefits of a post-secondary education, while identifying financial aid resources.