Welcome to the JumpStart 1.0 Diploma Option!
Beginning with the Class of 2018 and through the Class of 2024, the JumpStart 1.0 program serves as the alternate diploma option for non-college bound TOPS graduates. Students must identify a specific career pathway, complete 9 pathway-specific elective credits, including a career prep course, and obtain Industry-Based Credentials that satisfy the particular pathway.
Destrehan High School currently offers five Integrated Career Pathways:
- Digital Media & Entertainment Technology
- Health Sciences (Patient Care & Management)
- Hospitality, Tourism, Culinart Arts & Retail
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing, Construction Crafts, & Logistics (Click HERE to view our promo video)
We also offer one Regional Pathway in Business Management.
Each pathway has specifically designated Industry-Based Credentials and elective course offerings that must be completed as graduation requirements. Students interested in opting into the JumpStart diploma MUST meet with their counselor to begin the process. Contact the Counseling Suite at 985-764-9872.
To learn about the program in general, visit the LA Department of Education's JumpStart website: ALL THINGS JUMPSTART
Check out the JumpStart one-pager here: Louisiana's JumpStart Program or see the informational brochure here: JumpStart Brochure