Pick Your Path
There was a time that making a career choice came after high school graduation — sometimes well into college for some students. But Foundation High School Program requirements for 2018 graduates mean that students in Texas now select one of five career-related pathways at the end of the eighth grade. It’s a big decision, which is why the Dallas Regional Chamber launched Pick Your Path, step-by-step guidelines designed to identify the requirements and track milestones for an Endorsement in one of five areas of study: STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), business and industry, public service, arts and humanities, or multidisciplinary studies. The effort launched in the Dallas Independent School District in the spring of 2014 in both English and Spanish and is being used in other school districts as well.