FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM WITH ENDORSEMENTS & DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT HOUSE BILL 5 (HB5)

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM WITH ENDORSEMENTS &amp; DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT HOUSE BILL 5 (HB5) Slide 2 CREDIT REQUIREMENTS 26 CREDITS + COMPLETION OF AT LEAST 1 ENDORSEMENT A STUDENT MUST EARN DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR TOP 10% AUTOMATIC ADMISSION ALGEBRA II IS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT Slide 3 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (4 CREDITS) ENGLISH I (EOC COURSES) ENGLISH II (EOC COURSES) ENGLISH III ADVANCED ENGLISH COURSE*** Slide 4 MATHEMATICS (4 CREDITS) ALGERBRA I (EOC COURSE) GEOMETRY ALGEBRA II (REQUIREMENT FOR DAP) ADVANCED MATHEMATICS COURSE*** Slide 5 SCIENCE (4 CREDITS) BIOLOGY (EOC COURSE) IPC OR ADVANCED SCIENCE COURSE*** 2 ADVANCED SCIENCE COURSES*** Slide 6 SOCIAL STUDIES (3 CREDITS) U.S. HISTORY (EOC COURSE) U.S. GOVERNMENT (1/2 CREDIT) ECONOMICS (1/2 CREDITS) WORLD GEOGRAPHY OR WORLD HISTORY Slide 7 ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 CREDIT LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (LOTE) 2 CREDITS IN THE SAME LANGUAGE FINE ARTS ONE CREDIT ELECTIVES 6.5 CREDITS + HEALTH (0.5 CREDITS) Slide 8 EOC COURSES STUDENTS ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL COURSES ARE REQUIRED BY THE STATE TO PASS END OF COURSE EXAMS FOR ENGLISH I, ENGLISH II, BIOLOGY, ALGEBRA I AND U.S. HISTORY. THESE EXAMS ARE PART OF THE STATE OF TEXAS ASSESSMENTS OF ACADEMIC READINESS (STAAR). STUDENTS MUST PASS THE 5 EOC EXAMS TO GRADUATE. Slide 9 DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT AFTER MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM AND AT LEAST ONE ENDORSEMENT, STUDENTS MAY EARN A DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT. THE DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT REQUIRES 26 CREDITS- THE SAME AS EARNING AN ENDORSEMENT. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT STUDENTS MUST EARN AN ALGEBRA II CREDIT TO EARN THE DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT. THE DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR TEXAS TOP 10 PERCENT RULE FOR AUTOMATIC ADMISSION TO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN THE STATE. Slide 10 ENDORSEMENT AN ENDORSEMENT IS A PROGRAM OF STUDY THAT REFLECTS STUDENTS INTERESTS. THERE ARE FIVE ENDORSEMENT OPTIONS: MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, STEM, BUSINESS &amp; INDUSTRY, PUBLIC SERVICES, AND ARTS &amp; HUMANITIES. EACH ENDORSEMENT INCLUDES A COMPLETE LIST OF COURSES TO SATISFY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. WITH AN ENDORSEMENT, STUDENTS WILL NEED 26 CREDITS TO GRADUATE, INCLUDING 4 CREDITS IN MATH, 4 CREDITS IN SCIENCE, AND 6.5 ELECTIVE CREDITS + HEALTH. STUDENTS WILL SELECT AN ENDORSEMENT UPON ENTERING 9 TH GRADE AND MAY CHANGE THEIR SELECTION AT ANY TIME. Slide 11 HOUSE BILL 5 (HB5) HOUSE BILL 5 (HB5) FROM THE 83 RD TEXAS LEGISLATURE WAS SIGNED INTO LAW IN THE SUMMER OF 2013. HB 5 OUTLINES THE ASSESSMENT AND CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. </p>

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