Graduation Plans and Information

All students are encouraged to achieve the FHSP with Endorsement. College View High School currently offers Endorsements in Multidisciplinary, Arts & Humanities, and Public Services.

Graduation Requirements

 

Students graduating from a Texas high school must complete graduation requirements outlined by the state and receive a passing score on five End of Course (EOC) Exams including Algebra 1, Biology, U.S History, English 1 and English 2.   Each student will graduate under one of the following graduation plans and all students automatically start under the FHSP with Endorsement*.  The appropriate State of Texas Seal designating which plan was completed will be attached to the student’s transcript.  High school courses taken in middle school will earn credit toward graduation.  However, three (3) math credits must be earned in grades 9-12.

 

 

2018 and after graduates**

Subject Area

Foundation High School Plan (FHSP)*

FHSP with Endorsement

FHSP with Endorsement & Performance

Acknowledgement

English

4

4

4

Mathematics

3

Must include Algebra 1 and Geometry

4

Must include Algebra 1 and Geometry

4

Must include Algebra 1 and Geometry

Science

3

Must include Biology and Chemistry or Physics

4

Must include Biology and Chemistry or Physics

4

Must include Biology and Chemistry or Physics

Social Studies & Economics

3

Includes US History, Govt, Econ and either W Geog or W Hist.

3

Includes US History, Govt, Econ and either W Geog or W Hist.

3

Includes US History, Govt, Econ and either W Geog or W Hist.

Languages Other than English

2

(Level I & II of same language)

2

(Level I & II of same language)

2

(Level I & II of same language)

Fine Arts

(music, art, theatre, choir, dance)

1

1

1

Physical Education

1

1

1

(Physical Education or athletics or up to 1 credit substitution from marching band, drill team, cheerleading,)

(A student may earn a maximum of 4 PE credits.)

Electives

5

7

7

Total

22

26

26

Plus  additional measures

Foundation Plan with Distinguished Level of Achievement: Eligible for Top 10% Automatic Admission to an IHE requires the same courses as Foundation Plan with Endorsements; however, one of the 4 mathematics credits must be Algebra II.

* Foundation High School Plan is the minimum requirements to graduate from a Texas High School. Students may opt to graduate on this plan after their 16th birthday and completion of 10th grade if approved by parents and school officials.

** Some Endorsements require more than listed above. For more information on FHSP or Endorsements or Performance Acknowledgements see pages 13-21. 


Performance Acknowledgement (2018 and after graduates)

A student may earn a performance acknowledgment on their transcript for outstanding performance in the following ways. To receive a Performance Acknowledgement, students must complete an application which is available in the counseling office or on the high school webpage. Applications are due in the counseling office by May 1st of the student’s senior year.

College Credit:  In a dual credit course by successfully completing at least 12 hours of college academic courses, including those taken for dual credit as part of the Texas core curriculum, and advanced technical credit courses, including locally articulated courses, with a grade of the equivalent of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0; or by earning an associate degree while in high school.

Bilingualism / Biliteracy:  By demonstrating proficiency in two or more languages by completing all English language arts requirements and maintaining a minimum GPA of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100; and satisfying one of the following:

·  completion of a minimum of three credits in the same language in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100; or

·  demonstrated proficiency in the TEKS for level IV or higher in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100; or

·  completion of at least three credits in foundation subject area courses in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of 80 on a scale of 100; or

·  demonstrated proficiency in one or more languages other than English by scoring 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam for a language other than English

Note: In addition to meeting the requirements above, to earn a performance acknowledgment in bilingualism and biliteracy, an English language learner must also have participated in and met the exit criteria for a bilingual or ESL program and scored at the Advanced High level on the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS).

AP Test:  By earning a score of four or five on a College Board advanced placement examination.

PSAT Test:  By receiving a score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) that qualifies the student for recognition as a commended scholar or higher by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, as part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) of the College Board or as part of the National Achievement Scholarship Program of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

SAT Test:  By receiving a combined critical reading and mathematics score of at least 1250 on the SAT

ACT Test:  By receiving a composite score on the ACT exam (without writing) of 28.

Certification / License:  For earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license with performance on an examination sufficient to obtain a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or performance on an examination sufficient to obtain a government-required credential to practice a profession.

 

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