Spearman High School
Requirements for Graduation:
Texas High School students must pass five end-of-course (EOC) exams to meet state graduation requirements - English I, English 2, Algebra 1, Biology, and US History. Passage of HB5 eliminates the requirement that districts include the EOC results as 15 percent of course grades.
HB5 also introduced a new graduation plan: The Foundation Plan
The Foundation Plan:
The Foundation Plan replaces the previous Minimum, Recommended and Distinguished plans offered to students as option for graduation, and is the plan under which students entering high school during the 2014-2015 academic year will graduate.
The Foundation Plan expands the availability of career and technology (CTE) courses, and encourages students to select a personal pathway of study, called an endorsement. All students entering the 9th grade in 2014 will be required to select an endorsement pathway.
- No changes should be made to the graduation plans of rising senior high school students without the counselor review and recommendation. Counselor staff will help student identify their interests and match them to an endorsement plan.
- Keep in mind that graduation requirements are those in effect the year a student enters high school as a ninth-grader.
- See your school counselor for complete information