Louisiana has 2 main pathways through high school. Each has a different set of requirements for graduation. The TOPS University is a traditional high school pathway that prepares students for a 4-year college. The Jump Start Career (or TOPS Tech) pathway prepares them for a technical or community college and trains them for a specific type of job. You may also hear about the Alternate Assessment pathway for students with intellectual disabilities. More about graduation pathways in Louisiana, or supporting your child in high school (in any state).