Students will be able to earn one or more endorsements as part of their graduation requirements. Endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area. Students must select an endorsement* in the ninth grade. Districts and charters are not required to offer all endorsements. If only one endorsement is offered, it must be multi-disciplinary studies. Students earn an endorsement by completing the curriculum requirements for the endorsement, including fourth credit of math and science and two additional elective credits. Students can choose from five endorsement areas.
Multidisciplinary Studies is a general studies sequence, which includes courses from the curriculum of each endorsement area and credits in a variety of advanced courses sufficient to complete the Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School program.
Arts and Humanities
A&H includes courses directly related to fine and performing arts, political science, world languages, cultural studies, and English literature
Business and Industry
Business and Industry includes courses directly related to database management, information technology, communications, accounting, finance, business management, marketing, graphic design, architecture, construction, welding, logistics, automotive technology, agricultural science and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Public Services Includes courses related to health sciences, education (including K-12 teachers), law and public safety, and JROTC.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
This path includes courses directly related to science (including environmental science), technology (including computer science), engineering, advanced mathematics, or a coherent sequence of some Career and Technology Education Courses.