Texas Graduation Plan
This program was designed to assist students and parents in selecting high school coursework over the four year high school experience. It allows you to simulate a four year high school schedule. The goal of the program is to allow parents and students to work together on deciding which courses the student will take.
The Grad Plan software program includes core academic subjects and TEA approved elective courses. Not all courses in the program may be available in your school. While Grad Plan should make is easier for parents and their students to coordinate with the school counselor, it is NOT a substitute for an actual student schedule to be completed with the student counselor at school.
§74.61. High School Graduation Requirements.
(a) Graduates of each high school are awarded the same type of diploma. The transcript or academic achievement record (AAR), rather than the diploma, records individual accomplishments, achievements, and courses completed and displays appropriate graduation seals.
(b) All credit for graduation must be earned no later than Grade 12.
(c) Except as provided in subsections (d) and (e) of this section, a student entering Grade 9 in the 2007-2008 school year and thereafter shall enroll in the courses necessary to complete the curriculum requirements for the recommended high school program specified in §74.63 of this title (relating to Recommended High School Program) or the advanced program specified in §74.64 of this title (relating to Distinguished Achievement High School Program--Advanced High School Program) unless the student, the student's parent or other person standing in parental relation to the student, and a school counselor or school administrator agree in writing signed by each party that the student should be permitted to take courses under the minimum high school program specified in §74.62 of this title (relating to Minimum High School Program). See your high school counselor for details.
Important note: Most colleges/universities require the RHSP or DAP graduation plan for admission.
§74.11. High School Graduation Requirements. HB5
To receive a high school diploma, a student entering Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter must complete the following:
(1) in accordance with subsection (c) of this section, requirements of the Foundation High School Program specified in §74.12 of this title (relating to Foundation High School Program); and
(2) testing requirements for graduation as specified in Chapter 101 of this title (relating to Assessment).
A student entering Grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter shall enroll in the courses necessary to complete the curriculum requirements for the Foundation High School Program specified in §74.12 of this title and the curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement specified in §74.13 of this title (relating to Endorsements).
A school district shall clearly indicate the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation High School Program, an endorsement, and a performance acknowledgment on the diploma and transcript or academic achievement record (AAR) of a student who satisfies the applicable requirements.