Stephen F. Austin High School

Public Service

The Public Services endorsement is a curriculum path that allows a student to focus deeply on courses directly related to the public services field, including the education field and government. The Public Service Endorsement includes the following pathways at Austin High:

  • Education and Training
  • Health Science
  • Human Services
  • Law, Public Safety, and Security


There is a wide range of careers available in the public services sea or, including serving as a police officer, firefighter, government official, human resources administrator or teacher. Students interested in pursuing an intentional path toward any of these careers should consider a Public Services endorsement to guide course selection.


A student may earn a public services endorsement by completing the requirements specified in the foundation plan and one of the following:

  • a sequence of courses for four or more credits in career and technical education (CTE) that consists of at least two courses in the same career cluster, including at least one advanced CTE course. The final course in the sequence must be selected from one of the following CTE career clusters:
    • Education and training
    • Government and public administration
    • Health science
    • Human services
    • Law, public safety, corrections, and security.

Public Service Teachers


Jennifer Giannou-Moore - AP Biology and Anatomy & Physiology



Michelle Pearson - Family Consumer Science


Steven Wnorowski - Principles of Government and AustinCorps Practicum