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Graduation Options

Beginning the previous school year, there are new Mississippi Diploma and Endorsement Options in place. Below is a summary of the key points to the new options as well as a link for more information.

  • Starting in 2018-19, all 9th graders will choose whether they want to work toward a Traditional Diploma, or take additional classes to earn an academic, distinguished academic or career and technical education endorsement.
  • Each diploma option will prepare students to be successful after graduation, whether that be in the workforce, the military, a career and technical training program or college.
  • Beginning with the class of 2022, students who earn an academic or distinguished academic diploma endorsement from a public high school will automatically qualify for admission into any of the state’s public universities and will be eligible to enroll in credit-bearing courses.

 Overview of New Options

Video of Traditional Diploma

Video of Traditional Diploma + Career and Technical Educaiton Endorsement

Video of Traditional Diploma + Academic Endorsement

Video of Traditional Diploma + Distinguished Academic Endorsement