Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Texas high school students have great flexibility and choice in their high school course selections. Each student is required to complete the basic classes called the foundation courses. In addition, students now choose specialized coursework to earn an endorsement. The five endorsements are: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Business and Industry, Arts and Humanities, Public Service, and Multidisciplinary Studies. A variety of career pathways, or specific course requirements, are available under the various endorsements. These pathways are organized into career clusters.
The Hays CISD Navigate Your Future guidebook will help you understand and select your high school endorsement(s). We hope this guide will help you as you chart your course. This is your journey. You are the captain. Where will you go? What will you do? It’s time to navigate your future!