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Jump Start Diploma Pathways

Jump Start Pathways

Varnado High School offers 8 "pathways" to earn a Jump Start TOPS Tech diploma. These pathways provide a means to earn a high school diploma while earning industry based "credentials" in a specific career and technical area.

JUMP START GRADUATION PATHWAYS OFFERED AT VARNADO HIGH SCHOOL 

Agriculture Tech                                     Emergency Medical Tech

Business Management                          Information Technology

Carpentry                                               Public Service

Electrician                                              Welding

Requirements to earn a Jump Start TOPS Tech Diploma

1 - COURSEWORK

 

2 - CREDENTIALS

Students must earn credentials in the Jump Start pathway chosen. Statewide pathways, such as Welding, require earning a statewide credential in the pathway (at least Welding Level 1). Regional pathways, such as Business Management, require earning a regional credential, which includes a Core Credential and two Complementary Credentials. Integrated Pathways allow students to earn either a Statewide Credential OR a Regional Credential.  CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET IN ORDER TO GRADUATE. Please view each pathway for more information.

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