Endorsements: In order to graduate on the Foundation Plan with Endorsement (26 credits) you must have at least one endorsement. Think of endorsements as an area of interest, a specialty, or a sequence of classes that you really like and are interested in doing more and knowing more. It's like adding a minor to your Foundation Plan of 4 Core classes for 4 years (Math, English, Social Studies and Science).
Note About Endorsements: They are unique courses/electives designed for students to explore various areas of college and career paths. Also, there may be variations as the State of Texas makes changes to the courses required, therefore, if you have questions, please email your counselor. Additionally, not all courses are offered on every campus, therefore, complete pathways may not be possible. SBISD is making every effort to ensure opportunities for every student to achieve their desired Endorsement and Pathway.
As of 2.27.2017, universities/colleges do not necessarily look directly at endorsements at the time of general admission to the university/college, but at the rigor of classes/electives you have taken at SHS. Rigor can include coursework within an endorsement which can show universities/colleges your vested interest in a particular area.
You choose your courses/electives based on those classes/electives listed under an endorsement.
There are 5 Types of Endorsements and each has a specific pathway or better said, a specialty.
The 5 Possible Endorsements and Classes/Electives To Enroll That Match A Chosen Endorsement: (Please note, some courses and pathways are subject to change, please email your counselor with any questions.)
4) Arts & Humanities Endorsement: There are no active links for this as of 2.28.2017, but the main idea is 4 to 5 classes/electives in a pathway equals an endorsement. Please go to the Course Selection Catalog for more information on each individual pathway.