• What is the Foundation High School Graduation Program?
    House Bill 5 (HB 5), passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013, made significant changes to the state's graduation requirements that will affect the 2014-15 freshman class and beyond.
    The new graduation requirements are referred to as the Foundation High School Program.
    Key aspects of the program include required Foundation Plan courses, an endorsement selection, changes to the STAAR EOC testing program, and opportunities to earn performance acknowledgements. 

    Personal Graduation Plan (PGP)

    All students entering 9th grade in 2014-15 or after, will be required to complete AT LEAST the 22 credits listed in the Foundation Plan and select an endorsement area of additional credits. 

    This new program offers students a lot of flexibility in planning their path to graduation.  Students will meet with their counselors to determine their own Personal Graduation Plan (PGP).


  • Will colleges and universities change their entrance requirements?

  • What is an endorsement and what are the avaliable options?

  • When must a student choose an endorsement area?

  • What are the STAAR EOC testing requirements for graduating under the Foundation High School Program?

  • What courses are required in the Foundation High School Program?

  • Who will be required to complete the Foundation High School Program?

Last Modified on January 20, 2021