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1 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS State Board of Education House Bill 5

2 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ALL current 8 th grade students will graduate on the Foundation High School Plan with endorsement (major). Current 9 th – 12 th grade students may choose this option as well. The Distinguished level of achievement and performance acknowledgment(s) are available for students showing outstanding performance in one or more areas.

3 CURRENT ECISD MINIMUM PLAN English – 4 credits English I--OR--English I SOL English IIEnglish II SOLEnglish IIIAdditional English Mathematics – 3 credits Algebra I Geometry Additional Math Science – 2 credits Biology IPC If IPC is not taken, then student must complete Chemistry and Physics/Principles of Technology Social Studies – 4 credits World Geography World History United States History Government Economics Communication Applications or Professional Communications – 0.5 credit Physical Education – 1 credit Foundations of Personal Fitness Athletics Aerobic Activities Cheerleading JROTC Marching Band (10 th -12 th ) Team or Individual Sports Adventure/Outdoor Education Approved Off-Campus PE Fine Arts – 1 credit Orchestra Choir Band Theater Dance Art Floral Design Animation Fashion Design Electives – 6.5 credits 22 CREDITS TOTAL NEW FOUNDATION PROGRAM English – 4 credits English I--OR--English I SOL English IIEnglish II SOLEnglish IIIAdditional English Mathematics – 3 credits Algebra I Geometry Additional Math Science – 3 credits Biology Additional Science Additional Science Social Studies – 3 credits World Geography -OR- World History -OR- Combined Course United States History Government Economics Communication Applications or Professional Communications – 0.5 credit Physical Education – 1 credit Foundations of Personal Fitness Athletics Aerobic Activities Cheerleading JROTC Marching Band (10 th -12 th ) Team or Individual Sports Adventure/Outdoor Education Approved Off-Campus PE Fine Arts – 1 credit Orchestra Choir Band Theater Dance Art Floral Design Animation Fashion Design Foreign Language – 2 credits of the same language (ARD/504/principal waiver review) Spanish French Latin German American Sign Language (Dual) Chinese (GT only) Computer Programming Language Electives – 4.5 credits 22 CREDITS TOTAL In most cases, student denied access to publicly funded universities and colleges. Student denied access to Texas Grant monies for failure to graduate on the recommended or distinguished plan. Parent permission and school administration approval required. Student NOT denied access to publicly funded universities and colleges. Student NOT denied access to Texas Grant monies for failure to graduate on the recommended or distinguished plan. Parent permission and school administration approval required.

4 GRADUATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING SCHOOL YEAR RECOMMENDED PROGRAM English – 4 credits English I OREnglish I SOL English IIEnglish II SOLEnglish IIIEnglish IV Mathematics – 4 credits Algebra 1ORAlgebra IGeometry Math ModelsAlgebra II Algebra 2 AND one of the following: Pre-calculusIndependent Study of Math Independent Study of Math – Algebra III Math for Innovators AP Computer Science AP Statistics Statistics and Risk Management Science – 4 credits BiologyORBiology Integrated Physics/ChemistryChemistry ChemistryPhysics or Principles of Tech Physics or Principles of Technology AND one of the following: Aquatic Science Forensic Science Astronomy Anatomy and Physiology Earth and Space Science AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics AP Environmental Science Medical Microbiology Pathophysiology Social Studies – 4 credits World GeographyWorld History US History US Government (0.5)Economics (0.5) Speech -.5 credit Physical Education – 1 credit Foundations of Personal FitnessAthletics Aerobic Activities Marching Band (10 th -12 th ) Team or Individual Sports Cheerleading Adventure/Outdoor Education Approved Off Campus PEJROTC Fine Arts – 1 credit Orchestra ChoirBand Theater Dance \ Art Floral Design AnimationFashion Design Foreign Language – 2 credits of the same language SpanishLatinFrench German American Sign Language (Dual) Chinese GT only Electives – 5.5 credits 26 CREDITS TOTAL DISTINGUISHED PROGRAM English – 4 credits English I OREnglish I SOL English IIEnglish II SOLEnglish IIIEnglish IV Mathematics – 4 credits Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Science – 4 credits Biology Chemistry Physics or Principles of Tech AND one of the following: Aquatic Science Forensic Science Anatomy and Physiology Earth and Space Science AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics APEnvironmental Science Medical Microbiology Pathophysiology Social Studies – 4 credits World GeographyWorld History US History US Government (0.5)Economics (0.5) Speech -.5 credit Physical Education – 1 credit Foundations of Personal FitnessAthletics Aerobic Activities Marching Band (10 th -12 th ) Team or Individual Sports Cheerleading Adventure/Outdoor Education Approved Off Campus PEJROTC Fine Arts – 1 credit Orchestra ChoirBand Theater Dance Art Floral Design AnimationFashion Design Foreign Language – 3 credits of the same language SpanishLatinFrench German American Sign Language (Dual) Chinese GT only Electives – 4.5 credits 26 CREDITS TOTAL Electives – 4.5 credits **Advanced Measures – 4** Exam scores of 3 or above on AP and 4 or above on IB/ Dual credit grade of B or better and/or PSAT National Qualifying score 26 CREDITS TOTAL ` FOUNDATION PROGRAM WITH ENDORSEMENT English – 4 credits English I OREnglish I SOL English IIEnglish II SOL English IIEnglish IIIAdvanced English Mathematics – 4 credits Algebra 1 Geometry Additional Math Science – 4 credits Biology IPC or Advanced Science Additional Science Additional Science (**Arts and Humanities) Social Studies – 3 credits World Geography Or World History Or Combined Course US HistoryUS Government (0.5) Economics (0.5) Speech -.5 credit Physical Education – 1 credit Foundations of Personal FitnessAthletics Aerobic Activities Marching Band (10 th -12 th ) Team or Individual SportsCheerleading Adventure/Outdoor Education Approved Off Campus PE JROTC Fine Arts – 1 credit Orchestra ChoirBand Theater Dance Art Floral DesignAnimation Fashion Design Foreign Language or Substitute – 2 credits of the same language SpanishLatinFrench German American Sign Language (Dual)Chinese GT only Computer Programming Language Electives – 6.5 credits FOUNDATION PLAN - *DISTINGUISHED *Required for Eligibility for Automatic Admission for College/University-Top 10% **Substitution Allowed ADDITIONAL CHOICES:MULTIPLE ENDORSEMENT(S) PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT(S) 26 CREDITS TOTAL

5 Distinguished Achievement Indicated on Academic Achievement Record (transcript) Required for students to be considered for top10% automatic admission into public 4-year colleges and universities in the State of Texas Requires 4 Math credits to include Algebra II Requires 4 science credits Requires completion of at least one endorsement Currently transcripts are coded with Minimum Program, Recommended Program, and Distinguished Achievement Program.

6 Performance Acknowledgment Indicated on Academic Achievement Record (transcript) Earned by a student for outstanding performance in multiple areas Designated on students diploma Currently this detailed information is not included on your students transcript or diploma.

7 Performance Acknowledgement DUAL CREDIT DESIGNATION 1)Complete at least12 hours of college academic courses with a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale including: College academic courses Advanced technical credit Articulated courses; or 2)Complete of an associate degree while in high school

8 Performance Acknowledgement BILINGUALISM & BI-LITERACY Complete all English language arts requirements and maintain a minimum grade average of an 80 on a scale of 100 in the ELA courses ; and Complete at least 3 credits in the same language other than English with a minimum grade average of an 80 on a scale of 100; or Complete a level IV or higher level language other than English with an 80 on a scale of 100; or Demonstrate proficiency in one or more languages other than English by earning 1.a score of 3 or more on a College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exam in a language other than English; or 2.a score of 4 or higher on an International Baccalaureate exam in a higher level languages other than English course; or 3.performance on a national assessment of language proficiency in a language other than English of at least Intermediate High or its equivalent

9 Performance Acknowledgement BILINGUALISM & BI-LITERACY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS In addition to the general requirements for BILINGUALISM & BI- LITERACY, an English Language Learner must also : Participate in an English as a second language (ESL)program Meet Exit Level criteria of the ESL program Score at the Advanced High Level on Texas English language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)

10 Performance Acknowledgement ADVANCED PLACEMENT OR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE Earn a score of 3 or above on an Advanced Placement Exam Earn a score of 4 or above on an International Baccalaureate Exam

11 Performance Acknowledgement PSAT/ACT-PLAN/SAT/ACT Earn a score on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) that qualifies for recognition as a Commended Scholar or higher, or as part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar, or as part of the National Achievement Scholarship Program, or Achieve a college readiness benchmark score on 2 of the 4 subject areas on the ACT-PLAN exam, or Earn a combined critical reading and mathematics score of at least 1250 on the SAT, or Earn a composite score on the ACT exam of 28 (without writing)

12 Performance Acknowledgement BUSINESS & INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE Perform on an exam or series of exams sufficient to obtain a national or international business or industry certification. Perform on an exam or series of exams sufficient to obtain a government required credential to practice a profession.

13 ENDORSEMENTS ALL students MUST specify in writing an ENDORSEMENT upon entering the 9 th grade. A students endorsement is like a high school major – it determines what sequence of classes to be taken and what kind of career to be pursued after high school. A student may change an endorsement in the future if needed and may also have more than one endorsement.

14 ENDORSEMENTS Endorsement Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Business & Industry Public Services Arts & Humanities Multidisciplinary Studies Total Credits w/Endorsement = 26

15 ENDORSEMENTS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Includes courses directly related to: STEM CTE career cluster Science Math

16 ENDORSEMENTS Business & Industry Includes courses directly related to: Agricultural science Architecture & construction Arts, A/V technology & communications Business management & administration Finance Hospitality & tourism Information technology Manufacturing Marketing Transportation, distribution & logistics Communication Technology Applications

17 ENDORSEMENTS Public Services Includes courses directly related to: Education & training Health science Human services Law, public safety, corrections, & security JROTC

18 ENDORSEMENTS Arts & Humanities Includes courses directly related to: Social studies Languages other than English Fine arts

19 ENDORSEMENTS Multidisciplinary Studies Requires 4 advanced courses within one or more endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequence; or Requires 4 credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English IV, Chemistry, and/or Physics; or Requires 4 credits in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or dual credits selected from : English Economics Math Languages other than English Science Fine arts Social Studies

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