Graduation Plan

  • Students graduating from a Texas high school must complete core graduation requirements outlined under the Foundation High School Program. Students will be able to earn one or more endorsements as part of their graduation requirements that provide in-depth knowledge of a subject area.

    Foundation High School Program

    The program allows students to pursue their interests and contains up to four parts:

    • Credit requirements for the 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
    • Distinguished Level of Achievement Requirements
    • Performance Acknowledgments for outstanding achievement

    Foundation High School Program Requirements (pdf)

    Graduation Toolkit (English)

    Graduation Toolkit (Spanish)


    Endorsements consist of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. Students must select an endorsement in the ninth grade. Visit your school counselor to learn more about your options. Students may earn more than one endorsement. 

    Endorsement Guide

    The North East ISD High School Course Catalog (pdf)  is a listing of all courses and their descriptions.

    Credit options outside the regular school day (pdf)