Vandalia CUSD 203 Approved to Issue Endorsements

Vandalia CUSD 203 was thrilled to receive approval from the Illinois State Board of Education to issue College and Career Pathway Endorsements in Human and Public Services (K-12 Education) for the 2022–23 school year to students meeting the requirements of the endorsement. The endorsement simultaneously demonstrates students’ readiness for postsecondary programs and entry-level professional learning experiences in a selected career interest area. The endorsement also incentivizes career exploration and acceleration, particularly in high-demand career fields.

>> Learn about HB3296 and Endorsement expectations for districts serving students in grades 9–12.

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