A focused and successful high school path is the road to future success in higher education, workforce training, and career. Revised state requirements and HISD’s own rigorous standards — along with a broad choice of career pathways — help students work with parents and educators to map their coursework to align with their aptitudes and interests. Planning a path — identifying a direction and setting goals — helps make education relevant to a student’s future.
With the assistance of their dean, students will design their high school path or “Personal Graduation Plan” (PGP). In addition to their foundational classes, the students will decide on one or more endorsement plans:
- Arts and Humanities,
- Business and Industry
- Public Services
These endorsements will help create a personalized learning plan in line with a student’s career interests and goals. Families will be given a student options well in advance, to assist them in selecting a high school endorsement and career pathway that meets the student’s career interests and post-secondary goals.