Note About Endorsements:They are unique courses designed for students to explore various areas of college and career paths.
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 you have taken at SHS. Rigor can include coursework within an endorsement which can show universities/colleges your vested interest in a particular area.
Additionally, we do know that colleges want to see students taking the 4 core classes all 4 years which turns into a Multidisciplinary Endorsement (please see below).
You choose your electives based on those classes listed under an endorsement.
There may be a prerequisite for a class and that can be found in the Program of Studies under the Course Requirements tab.
There are 5 Endorsements. Each student is required to graduate with at least one endorsement. Most students will graduate with 2 Endorsements (but it is not required) based on elective choices. Everyone will naturally have one endorsement in Multidisciplinary (meaning all 4 core classes all 4 years - English, Math, Science, & Social Studies).
Students: you can download an ENDORSEMENT CREDIT CHECKLISTand see if you are on the right track to earning the credits you need to graduate.
Below are a video's that can assist in an explanation about Endorsements. Viewing these videos is highly suggested.
Health Science Pathway Information on the Health SciencesProgram (formerly known as HOSA) as an option in the Health Science Pathway. Please contact Program Director: Judith.Holton@springbranchisd.com
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/courses in a pathway equals an endorsement. Please go to the Program of Studies, page 22for more information on each individual pathway.
Four Total Credits in Advance Placement or Dual Credit Pathway 4x4 or All 4 Core Classes All 4 Years Pathway
Remember to look at the Program of Studiesto find out details about certain classes and pre-requisites.
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Stratford Senior High School Counseling Mission Statement The Counseling Department at Stratford Senior High School recognizes the importance of a comprehensive individualized approach to life-long learning through the implementation of the SBISD mission of the T-2-4 program. The counseling program addresses the needs of all Spartan students with a focus on personal/social needs, high educational expectations, and career exploration. The goal for every Spartan is to achieve at the highest level with the skills and competencies necessary to be able to make self-directed, realistic, and responsible decisions while becoming successful and productive contributors to society.
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