Within the coursework outlined under South Dakota High School Diploma Requirements, a student may earn one (or more) of three advanced endorsements:
- Advanced Endorsement: Indicates a student has pursued coursework consistent with entrance requirements for postsecondary education at a university (same as O’Gorman graduation requirements).
- Advanced Career Endorsement: Indicates a student has career experience in a concentrated area, based on academic and/or workplace experience and a related credential.
- Advanced Honors Endorsement: Indicates a student has pursued advanced rigorous, academic coursework consistent with opportunity scholarship eligibility. All high school coursework completed with a “C” or higher.