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Graduation Plans

STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS can be found on the TEA website.

Graduation Toolkit

The Graduation Toolkit provides details about the new Foundation High School Program and other planning information for high school years and beyond. 

House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program

The new Foundation High School Program became the default graduation program for all students entering ninth grade beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Additional information about the Foundation High School Program is provided on the House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program webpage.

Senate Bill 149: Individual Graduation Committees

Senate Bill 149 has revised the state’s assessment graduation requirements for students enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, or 2016-2017 school years. A student who has failed the EOC assessment graduation requirements for no more than two courses may receive a Texas high school diploma if the student has qualified to graduate by means of an individual graduation committee (IGC) determination.

Individual Graduation Committee Frequently Asked Questions are attached.

Graduation Programs

Students who entered high school before the 2014-2015 school year have the option to graduate under the new Foundation High School Program or the existing Minimum High School Program (MHSP), Recommended High School Program (RHSP), or Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP). Information on all current graduation programs available as an attachment below:
  • 2014-2015 Graduation Programs Side by Side
  • 2013-2014 Side by Side Graduation Program Requirements (for students entering high school in 2012-2013 and later)
The following resources provide additional information related to state graduation:
Official State Board of Education Administrative Rules Regarding Graduation Requirements 

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has authority over graduation requirements for Texas public school students. 
  • General Overview of Foundation High School Program, pdf attached
  • Graduation Programs Side by Side, pdf attached
  • Foundation High School Program FAQs, pdf attached
  • Endorsement FAQs, pdf attached
  • Other HB5 FAQs, pdf attached
  • Text of HB5