HB-5 and Programs of Study

Foundation High School Program

A new, more flexible graduation program that allows students to pursue their interests will be in place for all students who enter high school, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

The program contains up to four parts:

  • A 22-credit foundation program which is the core of the new Texas high school diploma
  • Five endorsement* options that allow students to focus on a related series of courses
  • A higher performance category called Distinguished Level of Achievement
  • Performance Acknowledgments that note outstanding achievement

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