2020-2021 Foundation High School Program

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS – TEXAS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE §74.11-§74.13
SEE POLICY EIF (EXHIBIT B)


In order to receive a diploma under the FHSP, students will be required to earn the appropriate credits*, score Approaches Grade Level or above on the STAAR EOC’s**, and demonstrate proficiency in communications***. Students entering grade 9 during the 2018-2019 school year and after, must complete instruction on proper interaction with peace officers. In accordance with House Bill 3 passed by the 86th Texas Legislation, starting with the Class of 2022 and beyond, students must complete and submit a FAFSA, TASFA, or a financial aid opt-out form. In addition to the FHSP, students will have the opportunity to earn Endorsements and Performance Acknowledgements (see page 29). The selection of an Endorsement is not a guarantee of coursework enrollment. Students who wish to graduate on the Foundation High School Program without an Endorsement must obtain approval in accordance with Texas Administrative Code §74.11 (d). Alternate options that are available for students with disabilities or students serviced under 504 will be determined by the Admission, Review, and Dismissal/504 committee.

FHSP
*22 Credits
Students may opt for this only after

completing the sophomore year **STAAR EOC’s required (see page 30)

FHSP + Endorsements *26 Credits

**STAAR EOC’s required (see page 30)

FHSP + Endorsements
*26 Credits Distinguished Level of Achievement

(Includes Algebra II) **STAAR EOC’s required (see page 30)

4 credits English – English I, II, III, and one credit in any authorized English course; (***Students will demonstrate proficiency in communications through curriculum in 4 credits in English/Language Arts).

3 credits Mathematics – Algebra I, Geometry, and one credit in any authorized math course

3 credits Science – Biology, IPC/Chemistry/Physics, and one credit in any authorized science course

3 credits Social Studies – World Geography or World History, US History, Government, (.5 credit) and Economics (.5 credit)

2 credits World Languages & Cultures 1 credit Physical Education
1 credit Fine Arts
5 credits Electives

4 credits English – English I, II, III, and one credit in any authorized English course; (***Students will demonstrate proficiency in communications through curriculum in
4 credits in English/Language Arts).

4 credits Mathematics – Algebra I, Geometry, and two credits in any authorized math course

4 credits Science – Biology, IPC/Chemistry/Physics, and two credits in any authorized science course

3 credits Social Studies – World Geography or World History, US History, Government, (.5 credit) and Economics (.5 credit)

2 credits World Languages & Cultures 1 credit Physical Education
1 credit Fine Arts

7 credits Electives – may include Endorsement requirements

4 credits English – English I, II, III, and one credit in any authorized English course; (***Students will demonstrate proficiency in communications through curriculum in

4 credits in English/Language Arts).

4 credits Mathematics – Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one credit in any authorized math course

4 credits Science – Biology, IPC/Chemistry/Physics, and two credits in any authorized science course

3 credits Social Studies – World Geography or World History, US History, Government, (.5 credit) and Economics (.5 credit)

2 credits World Languages & Cultures 1 credit Physical Education
1 credit Fine Arts

7 credits Electives – may include Endorsement requirements

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