What You Need to Know About the Five Endorsements in Texas

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 30, 2021 5:09:43 PM

As part of the Foundation Graduation Plan, Texas middle schoolers are required to declare an endorsement that will influence their path of study in high school. Because this can be a confusing topic for students and families, we’re here with up-to-date information on everything you need to know about the five endorsements in Texas.

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Topics: Middle School, Endorsements, Educators, Academic Planning

How Schools Can Partner with the Workforce for Work Based Learning in Texas

Posted by Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow Christi Barrera on Apr 25, 2019 11:34:21 AM

Ask any educator what their ultimate goal is for their students and you’re likely to hear something in regard to preparing them for the future. What does this boil down to? Typically a career that can provide for the individual and help them live a satisfying life. It makes sense that educational institutions partner more effectively with the workforce to make this goal more attainable through work based learning in Texas. We have great resources available through our partners at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Below, we outline some ways you, as an educator, can take advantage of collaborating with TWC and other local workforce resources.

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Topics: Jobs and Careers, Educators, High School, Academic Planning

A Great Head Start on Making a Personal Graduation Plan in Texas

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Jan 15, 2019 1:46:00 PM

Eighth-grade students in schools across Texas are getting ready to choose their endorsements and the personal graduation plans they intend to pursue in high school. It’s an exciting time, even though these choices can feel daunting. Fortunately, Texas OnCourse has a number of resources for middle school students, like MapMyGrad and the Grad Planner, to make the experience meaningful and engaging.

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Topics: Middle School, Grad Requirements, Endorsements, Educators, Academic Planning

The Endorsement Choices of 9th Graders in Texas Schools in 2015–16

Posted by Texas OnCourse on May 15, 2017 1:56:00 PM

Texas OnCourse has published a new data note highlighting the differences in how various demographic groups select their high school endorsements.

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Topics: Endorsements, Academic Planning