Year 10 students Amy Plapp, Elise Young and Sarah Young are all preparing to continue their studies in some capacity at Exeter High School next year.
A few years ago this may not have been possible due to limited pathways and restrictions in accessing certain courses.
But, thanks to a collaborative approach from schools across the North, students now have access to a wider variety of subjects and pathways.
Sarah said having the option to pick and choose what they want to study makes them feel like they are in control of their studies.
Elise, who will be doing a VET course at Exeter as well as going to Newstead College next year, added that having the flexibility to pick was a good thing to have up their sleeves.
Exeter High principal Benjamin Frerk said the aim of the collaborative approach was to improve retention and ensuring all agricultural students had a clear pathway to Year 12.
He said the approach was an initiative way of looking at education to make sure all learners have a positive pathway through school.