College and Career Pathway Endorsements Framework

The College and Career Pathway Endorsements system is a voluntary system for school districts to award endorsements on high school diplomas to graduates who have demonstrated readiness for college and careers. This document outlines the framework for the endorsement.

ISBE College and Career Pathway Endorsements Resource Page and Application

The Illinois State Board of Education invites interested districts to complete the voluntary process for school districts to award College and Career Pathway Endorsements to high school graduates. To offer the endorsements, districts must submit an application and a report of projected student participation.

State of Illinois Model Programs of Study Guides

Explore ten industry-sector-based guides to support the implementation of secondary-to-postsecondary pathways that align with College and Career Pathway Endorsements. The guides are for the industry sectors of agriculture, food, and natural resources; architecture, construction, and energy; arts and communications; culinary and hospitality; education; finance and business service; health sciences and technology; human and public services; […]

Career Pathways Dictionary

This resource includes the State of Illinois’ overarching definition for career pathways and the work-based learning components of College and Career Pathway Endorsements as agreed to by multiple state agencies, boards, committees, and other stakeholders.