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Class of 2021 and beyond Graduation Requirements

Foundation Graduation Program for Students Entering High School in 2014 & after:
 
Every student in a Texas public school who enters grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and
thereafter will graduate under a new program called the “foundation graduation program" or HB5.
Within the foundation graduation program are endorsements, which are paths of interest that
include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); Business and Industry;
Public Services; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. Endorsements earned by a
student will be noted on the student’s transcript. The foundation graduation
program also involves the term “distinguished level of achievement,” which reflects the
completion of at least one endorsement and Algebra II as one of the required advanced
mathematics credits.
 
FOUNDATION GRADUATION PROGRAM WITH ENDORSEMENT:
Criteria varies depending on the endorsement the student selects.
English...................................................4 credits
 
Mathematics .........................................4 credits
 
Science ................................................ 4 credits
 
Social Studies ...................................... 3 credits
 
Physical Education ...............................1 credit
(Athletics,  Band, Cheerleading, Color Guard, Dance, NROTC, PE, or   
Weight  Training) 
 
Language Other Than English ............. 2 credits
 
Fine Arts ............................................... 1 credit 
(Art, Band, Choir, Dance, Floral Design, Theater)
 
Health (MISD Requirement) ................. 0.5 credit
(Health or Principles of Health Science)
 
Speech (MISD Requirement) ................0.5 credit
(Professional Communications, Debate, Acadec, Teen Leadership,
Principles of AG, Agribusiness, Principles of Human Services, Theater, etc.)

 

Electives for Endorsement ....................6.0 credits

Total Credits for Graduation .................26.0 credits