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Junior High Presentation - Choosing an Endorsement and Pathway with PISD

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Transcript of Junior High Presentation - Choosing an Endorsement and Pathway with PISD

Endorsement
Areas
1. Arts and Humanities

2. Business and Industry

3. Public Services

4. STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

5. Multidisciplinary Studies

Choosing an Endorsement & Pathway with Pearland ISD
#2
Business and Industry Endorsement

Let's take a look at
the pathways at
each high school
for the
Business and Industry Endorsement.
Dawson High
School Ag Pathway:
Pearland High
School Ag Pathways:
Arts,
Audio & Video Technology, and Communications
Dawson High School Pathways:
Turner High
School Pathways:
Pearland High School Pathways:
Dawson High
School Pathway:
Pearland High School Pathway:
Turner High
School Pathways:
Business, Marketing and Finance
Hospitality
and
Tourism
Dawson High
School Pathways:
Information
Technology
Turner High
School Pathway:
Transportation,
Distribution and Logistics
PISD
Pathway:
Automotive Technology (PHS)
A Few Course
Options Include:
Energy, Power and Transportation Systems
Automotive Technology
Advanced Automotive Technology
Practicum in Energy, Power and Transportation Systems
To Start This Pathway in 9th Grade Enroll In:
Energy, Power and
Transportation Systems
An endorsement is a targeted area of study that is of interest to you.
All students will select an endorsement area prior to entering the 9th grade.
Students have the opportunity to earn more than one endorsement.
What is an
Endorsement and a Pathway?

Pearland High School Pathway:
Architecture
and
Construction
Communications
PISD
Pathway
Communications
(DHS, PHS, THS)
A Few Course Options Include:
Professional Communications
Academic Decathlon
To Start This Pathway in 9th Grade Enroll In:
Professional Communications
Journalism
PISD
Pathway:
Journalism
(DHS, PHS, THS)
A Few Course Options Include:
Photography
Yearbook
Newspaper
To Begin This Pathway in 9th Grade Enroll In:
Photography
#3
Public Services
Endorsement

Human Services
Dawson High
School Pathways:
Pearland High
School Pathways:
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Pearland High School Pathway:
Dawson High School Pathway:
Pearland High
School Pathway:
Turner High
School Pathways:
Health Science
#4
STEM
Endorsement

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Engineering Design
Turner High
School Pathway:
Think about your interests and
career goals.
Use the Pearland ISD
Course Selection Handbook and your results of the
Texas OnCourse
activities to further explore your options.
How do I choose
an endorsement?

What are my
endorsement options?

Transportation, Distribution,
and Logistics
For more information on PISD Endorsements and Pathways,
see the Course Selection Handbook.
www.pearlandisd.org
Turner High
School Ag Pathways:
Turner High School Pathway:
Includes:
* Band * Choir

* Dance * Art

* Theater Arts * Social Studies

* Language Other Than English
#1
Arts and Humanities

Includes:
Agriculture
Architecture and Construction
Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
Business, Marketing, and Finance
Information Technology
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Communications (Debate / Public Speaking)
Journalism (Newspaper / YearBook)
Pearland High School Pathway:
Includes:
Human Services

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Health Science
Includes:
Engineering Design
(Project Lead the Way)
Computer Science
Mathematics
Science
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Let's take a look at the
pathways at each
high school for the
Public Services
Endorsement.
Let's take a look at the
pathways at each
high school for the
STEM Endorsement.
Cosmetology is offered at San Jacinto Community College, and any student can enroll in the junior and senior years.

PISD provides transportation to and from San Jacinto.
#5
Multidisciplinary Studies
Multi-Disciplinary Studies
Consists of:

4 advanced courses from other endorsement areas
4 credits in foundation subject areas, including: English IV, Algebra II, and Chemistry and/or Physics
4 credits in Advanced Placement or Dual Credit, from English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Economics, LOTE or Fine Arts
Arts and Humanities
Consists of one of the following:
2 levels each in two languages other than English
4 levels in the same LOTE
Courses from one or two areas of Music, Theater, Dance, or Art
(Note: A combination of no more than two of these categories .)

Steps to find the
Course Selection Handbook
Go to the Pearland ISD website
Choose "Departments"
Choose " Curriculum and Instruction"
Choose "Graduation Requirements"
It will be on the left hand side, labeled as "Course Descriptions"
A pathway is a sequence of courses equalling four credits within a student's area of interest. Pathways connect high school classes to college, industry certifications, and/or a career.
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