Pick Your Path offers Dallas ISD students five endorsements which will serve as the heart of their education with curriculum focused on the area of their choosing
Arts and Humanities
A&H includes courses directly related to fine and performing arts, political science, world languages, cultural studies, and English literature
(A) Five social studies credits
(B) Four levels of the same language in a LOTE
(C) Two levels of the same language in a LOTE and two levels of a different language in a LOTE
(D) Four levels of American Sign Language
(E) A coherent sequence of four credits by selecting courses from one or two categories or disciplines in fine arts or innovative courses approved by the commissioner.
(F) Four English elective credits by selecting from the following:
English IV; or Independent Study in English; or Literary Genres; or Creative Writing; or Research and Technical Writing; or Humanities; or Communication Applications; or AP English Literature and Composition; or IB Language Studies A1 Higher Level
Business and Industry
Business and Industry includes courses directly related to database management, information technology, communications, accounting, finance, business management, marketing, graphic design, architecture, construction, welding, logistics, automotive technology, agricultural science and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
(A) A coherent sequence of courses for four or more CTE credits with at least two courses in the same career cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course. The final course in the sequence must be obtained from one of the following: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; or Architecture and Construction; or Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; or Business Management and Administration; or Finance; or Hospitality and Tourism; or Information Technology; or Manufacturing; or Marketing; or Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.
(B) Four English elective credits to include three levels in one of the following areas: public speaking; or debate; or advanced broadcast journalism; or advanced journalism: newspaper; or advanced journalism: yearbook.
(C) Four technology applications credits.
(D) A coherent sequence of four credits from subparagraph (A), (B), or (C).
Multidisciplinary Studies (Applies to some Dallas ISD Magnet Schools)
Multidisciplinary Studies includes courses from the curriculum of each endorsement area and credits in a variety of advanced courses sufficient to complete the Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School program.
(A) Four advanced courses that prepare a student to enter the workforce successfully or postsecondary education without remediation from within one endorsement area or among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequence.
(B) Four credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English IV and chemistry and/or physics.
(C) Four credits in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or dual credit selected from English, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, languages other than English, or fine arts
Public Services Includes courses related to health sciences, education (including K-12 teachers), law and public safety, and JROTC.
(A) A coherent sequence of courses for four or more CTE credits with at least two courses in the same career cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course. The final course in the sequence must be obtained from one of the following: Education and Training; or Government and Public Administration; or Health Science; or Human Services; or Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security.
(B) Four courses in Junior ROTC (JROTC
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
This path includes courses directly related to science (including environmental science), technology (including computer science), engineering, advanced mathematics, or a coherent sequence of some Career and Technology Education Courses.
(A) A coherent sequence of courses for four or more CTE credits including at least two courses in the same career cluster, and at least one advanced CTE course, which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The final course in the sequence must be obtained from one of the CTE career clusters relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
(B) A coherent sequence of four credits in computer science.
(C) Three credits in mathematics by successfully completing Algebra II and two additional mathematics courses for which Algebra II is a prerequisite.
(D) Four credits in science by successfully completing chemistry, physics, and two additional science courses.
(E) In addition to Algebra II, chemistry, and physics, a coherent sequence of three additional credits from no more than two of the categories or disciplines represented by subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D).