• 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