STEM Insight For

High School Students


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Find Your Educational Path to Success

Find your passion through STEM. Discover your path and create your career vision. High school is a powerful place to explore and focus.  Validate the interests you have proclaimed after leaving middle school, and build a plan to make your STEM career dreams a reality. The possibilities are endless. Where will you go?

STEM Insight will give you information about:

  • STEM careers you might want to consider
  • Educational pathways to get to those careers
  • Resources for internships and scholarships
  • Access to local STEM events such as activities, clubs and camps

Dallas Independent School District

In DISD, the endorsement subject areas are STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); business and industry; public services; arts and humanities, and multidisciplinary studies. You may change endorsements and even opt out after the tenth grade, but only with the written approval of a parent or guardian. Learn more about implementation of endorsements in the classroom on the DISD website, including resources, such as Naviance that will help you:

  • Explore and apply to colleges and universities
  • Explore and apply to scholarships
  • Prepare for the PSAT and SAT
  • Learn about various career fields
  • Learn about upcoming college fairs
  • Build a resume
  • Request transcripts for colleges

The Role of Endorsements in High School

In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5 creating a new graduation plan for Texas students—the Foundation High School Program, which changed the way high school student select their courses. Every ninth-grade student is required to choose one of five endorsements as a focus of study–a broad area of interest that guides course selection throughout high school.  You’ll find the endorsement requirement in schools and school districts across Texas, but the specifications might vary slightly.

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Next Steps: After High School

Consider all your STEM options carefully and select the best pathway to help you achieve your objectives. What will you do? Remember, you can review all the steps along your journey and the reality of what to expect at each level right here on this site.