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Endorsements

Under House Bill 5, entering ninth-graders for the 2014-2015 academic year will declare an “endorsement” in one of five areas of study: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business and industry, public services, arts and humanities, and multidisciplinary studies.

This repackaging of the graduation-requirement formula will better define students’ high school careers, even noting these focused areas of study on their transcript and diploma.

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arts and humanities

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A student may earn this endorsement by completing the following:


The Foundation Graduation Requirements

and

One additional credit in math
One additional credit in science,
CTE Science or other approved elective

Plus one of the following options

English Option – Four (4) English elective credits

Fine Arts Option
A coherent sequence of four credits from one or two of the following areas:
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre

Language other than English Option
Four (4) levels in the same language other than English
OR two (2) levels of one language other than English &
two (2) levels of a different language other than English

Social Studies Option – Five (5) social studies courses


business and industry

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A student may earn this endorsement by completing the following:


The Foundation Graduation Requirements

and

One additional credit in math
One additional credit in science
or CTE Science

and

A coherent sequence of courses for four (4) or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two (2) courses in the same career cluster, including:
  • At least one Advanced Career & Technical Education (CTE) course, and
  • A final course in the sequence  from one of the following career clusters:


multidisciplinary

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A student may earn this endorsement by completing the following:


The Foundation Graduation Requirements

and

One additional credit in math
One additional credit in science
or CTE Science

Plus one of the following options

4X4 Option
Four (4) credits in each of the four foundation subject areas
(English, math, science & social studies),
including English IV and chemistry and/or physics

Advanced CTE Course Option
Four (4) Advanced CTE courses that prepare a student
to enter the workforce or postsecondary education successfully
without remediation from within one endorsement  area or
among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequence

College Level Course Option
Four (4) credits in College Board Advanced Placement or
dual credit courses, selected from English, math, science,
social studies, economics, foreign language or fine arts.


public service

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A student may earn this endorsement by completing the following:


The Foundation Graduation Requirements

and

One additional credit in math
One additional credit in science
or CTE Science

Plus one of the following options

CTE Option
A coherent sequence of courses for
four (4) or more credits in career education
that consists of at least two (2) courses
in the same career cluster, including:
  •  At least one Advanced CTE course, and
  •  A final course  in the sequence  from one of the following career clusters:

MC JROTC Option
Four (4) courses in MC JROTC


STEM

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Endorsements
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A student may earn this endorsement by completing the following:


The Foundation Graduation Requirements
including Algebra II, chemistry & physics

and

One additional credit in math
One additional credit in science
or CTE Science

Plus one of the following options

CTE Option
A coherent sequence of courses or four (4) or more credits in CTE that consists of at least two (2) courses in the same career cluster, including:
  • At least one Advanced CTE course, and
  • A final course in the sequence from the STEM Career Cluster

Mathematics Option
Two (2) additional courses for which Algebra II is a prerequisite

Science Option
Two (2) additional science courses

Combination Option
A coherent sequence of three (3) additional credits from no more
than two of the options above

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