SHS=Success, honor, spirit




                      Jose Garcia          JOSE.GARCIA@SPRINGBRANCHISD.COM                  Office: 713.251.3276                   Fax: 713.251.3276



Go Tigers......................and so the adventure begins!

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Graduation Plan

The program contains up to four parts: 

• A 22-credit 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 

• A higher performance category called Distinguished Level of Achievement 

• Performance Acknowledgments that note outstanding achievement 

The Foundation requirements (22 credits) include: 

  • English (4 credits) • English I • English II • English III • An advanced English course 
  • Mathematics (3 credits) • Algebra I • Geometry • An advanced math course 
  • Science (3 credits) • Biology • Integrated Physics & Chemistry or an advanced science course • An advanced science course 
  • Social Studies (3 credits) • World History or World Geography • U.S. History • U.S. Government (one-half credit) • Economics (one-half credit) 
  • Languages Other Than English (2 credits) • 2 credits in the same language or • 2 credits from Computer Science I, II, III 
  • Physical Education (1 credit) 
  • Fine Arts (1 credit)
  • Electives (5 credits) 
  • Speech: Demonstrated prociency 

Endorsements Total credits with endorsements 26 Enhancements 

Additionally, a student may earn the Distinguished Level of Achievement and/or a Performance Acknowledgment for outstanding performance. The Distinguished Level of Achievement must be earned to be admitted to a Texas public university under the Top 10 percent automatic admission law. 

Distinguished Level of Achievement Performance Acknowledgments • Foundation Program requirements • dual credit course • 4 credits in math including Algebra II • bilingualism and biliteracy • 4 credits in science • PSAT, ACT’s Plan, SAT or ACT • at least 1 endorsement • Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam • earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certication or license

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