What’s an Endorsement?

An endorsement is a set of classes that allows a student to dig into an area of interest to them. It’s similar to a college major, allowing students to learn more about a particular subject area. Endorsements connect to different career paths and are meant to help students get familiar with the ideas, skills, and abilities related to those careers. Students choose one or more endorsements out of five possibilities. They’ll complete several courses during high school to earn credit toward their endorsement. Their endorsement(s) will be reflected on their transcript and diploma when they graduate. 

If you have questions or get stuck while trying to pick an endorsement, try MAPMYGRAD or contact your school counselor!        

61 programs of study fall into 16 career clusters 

that make up the five endorsements.

Think of a program of study as the job you want to do!

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