Endorsement Programs

The Endorsement programs, which incorporate a two-year sequence of courses, permit students interested in careers in health sciences and social justice to pursue in-depth explorations of those areas, similar to a major in college.

Health Sciences Endorsement Program

This two-year endorsement program is specifically for students interested in pursuing careers in medical-related fields. Each student who elects to pursue this endorsement is required to complete a series of intellectual pursuits, commit to and complete a specified number of service hours each year of the program, and participate in a senior seminar focused on public health. The following are the requirements for the Health Sciences Endorsement:

Courses

Biological Sciences including AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology Honors, or Microbiology classes

Physics including AP Physics, Physics Honors, and Physics classes

Mathematics Pre-Calculus or above

Ethics Introduction to Philosophy

Senior Seminar: Public Health

Service requirement in a medical setting

1. Junior year: 40 hours
2. Senior year: 50 hours

Social Justice Endorsement Program

This two-year endorsement program is specifically for students interested in pursuing careers in service-oriented fields, such as working with nonprofit organizations or participating in advocacy work. Each student who elects to pursue this endorsement is required to complete a series of intellectual pursuits, commit to and complete a specified number of service hours each year of the program, and participate in a senior seminar focused on global studies.The following are the requirements for the Social Justice Endorsement:

Courses

Global Historical Perspectives including  AP World History and Holocaust and Genocide Studies classes

Statistics including AP Statistics, Statistics, and Economics classes

Foreign Language minimum of three years of the same language

Research and Outreach classes including Senior Capstone, Journalism and Digital Media, or Photography

Senior Seminar: Global Studies

Service requirement with a non-profit organization or activist group

1. Junior year: 40 hours
2. Senior year: 50 hours