Diploma Endorsements


Academic Endorsement Requirements

Students graduating in 2011-2012 through 2016-2017 shall complete the requirements below to earn this endorsement:

  • LA Core 4
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): 2.5

  • A score of good or excellent on each of the following EOC tests: English II, English III, algebra I, geometry, biology, and U.S. history.
  • ACT: 23
  • One of the following:
    • Senior Project
    • AP course
    • IB course
    • 3 college hours of non-remedial credit in a core area


Career/Technical Endorsement Requirements

Students graduating in 2011-2012 through 2016-2017 shall complete the requirements below to earn this endorsement:

  • LA Core 4
  • Grade Point Average (GPA): 2.5

  • A score of good or excellent on each of the following EOC tests: English II, English III, algebra I, geometry, biology, and U.S. history.
  • ACT: 20 or WorkKeys: Silver
  • The following:
    • Industry Based Certification approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education or 3 college hours in a career technical area, and
    • Senior Project related to the students area of concentration with 20 hours of work-based learning or 90 hours of work-based learning.


COMMUNITY SERVICE ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Authorized by Act 295 of the 2012 Regular Session of the Legislature and beginning with freshmen entering school year 2013-14 and beyond, local education agencies (LEAs) may award a Community Service Diploma Endorsement to students completing a minimum number of documented, approved community service hours by graduation as outlined below.

Grade 

Minimum Hours 

 9

10 

 10

20 

 11

25 

 12

25 

 Total

80 

  
NOTE: A student who (1) transfers into a participating LEA after the 9th grade or (2) graduates early may receive a community service endorsement if that student:

  • Meets the minimum requirements for each year, and 
  • Completes a total of 80 community service hours by graduation.

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