Endorsements and Pathways
For the first time, 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 4th credit of math and science and 2 additional elective credits.
The Five Endorsements Are
- Public Services
- Business & Industry
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
- Arts & Humanities
- Multidisciplinary Studies
Pathways are areas of study under an Endorsement
Each Endorsement has several Pathways that provide a look into various career options.
- Requires demonstration of a high level of knowledge and skill usually through testing. Examples:
- Cosmetology - State License
- Microsoft Office
- Culinary Arts
- LVN 2
Not all Pathways lead to Certifications