Micro-credentials, also known as digital badges, at their most basic level are a new way to capture and communicate what an student knows and can demonstrate. These micro-credentials can represent different levels of work and engagement, including more granular, specific skills or achievements (American Institute for Research).
At Bensalem High School, students can earn a micro-credential by successfully completing a pathway focus (4 courses) within in a given academy. These courses are narrowly focused so that students can gain specific skills in her or his chosen field. A student can apply for the micro-credential once completed appropriate course work and this endorsement will be placed on a student’s transcript.