Louisiana’s Jump Start program is a new framework for career and technical education (CTE), requiring students to attain an industry-promulgated, industry-valued credential in order to graduate high school.
Jump Start regional teams – consisting of school districts, colleges, businesses and workforce / economic development experts – collaborate to provide career courses and workplace experiences to high school students. Students have the opportunity in high school to earn industry-valued, industry-promulgated credentials in the career fields most likely to lead to high-wage jobs, while preparing them to continue their post-secondary education (in 2- and 4- year colleges) and career development.
TOPS TECH & Jump Start Career Curriculum
For GRADUATES of 2018 & Beyond
English III or Technical Writing
English IV or Business English
Geometry, Algebra II, Financial Literacy, Business Math, Math Essentials, or Advanced Math
Physical Science, or Environmental Science
Physical Education I or JROTC I
Physical Education II or JROTC II
Health (JROTC I and II will substitute for .5 Health for Classes of 2014 and subsequent classes)
Shall include minimum courses required to complete Career/Technical Jump Start Pathway with required certification.