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 TOPS university pathway &  Jump Start TOPS Tech Pathway 

The state of Louisiana offers two pathways to graduation - a career-focused diploma referred to as the Jumpstart pathway and one for college-bound students referred to as the TOPS University pathway. 

Student’s 10th grade year a student may choose to work toward a Jump Start TOPS Tech Pathway or pursue the TOPS University Pathway. Students may choose both pathways. Decisions are made with guidance based on the student’s interests. 

TOPS University pathway prepares students for entrance to a four-year Louisiana state university or for a career. Students may be eligible for a TOPS scholarship if they meet additional requirements including GPA and ACT.

Jump Start prepares students to lead productive adult lives, capable of continuing their education after high school while earning certifications in high-wage career sectors.