Beginning this 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.