Note About Endorsements:They are unique courses/electives 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/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.
Additionally, we do know that colleges want to see students taking the 4 core classes (Math, English, Science, and Social Studies) all 4 years which turns into a Multidisciplinary Endorsement (please see below).
You choose your courses/electives based on those classes/electives listed under an endorsement.
There may be a prerequisite for a class and that can be found in the Course Catalog 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 courses/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
Four Total Credits in Advance Placement or Dual Credit Pathway and/or 4x4 or All 4 Core Classes All 4 Years Pathway
Remember to look at the SBISD Course Catalog to find out details about certain classes and pre-requisites.
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