EIF(EXHIBIT) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: GRADUATION

Graduation Requirementsfor Students Who Entered Grade 9 from 2014–15 and Thereafteras Adopted by the Austin ISD Board of Trustees

Students will graduate under the Foundation High School Program (FHSP) with the option to complete one or more endorsements or the Distinguished Level of Achievement. AISD students are expected to complete courses necessary for the Distinguished Level of Achievement.

Discipline

Foundation High School Program (FHSP)

FHSP

Plus Endorsement

FHSP

Plus Endorsement

Plus Distinguished Level of Achievement

English Language Arts

4 credits

English I

English II

English III

Advanced English

4 credits

Same as FHSP

4 credits

Same as FHSP

Mathematics

3 credits

Algebra I

Geometry

Additional math credit from Group A and B

4 credits

Same as FHSP, plus1 Advanced Math credit from Group B

4 credits

Same as FHSP, plus endorsement to include Algebra II

Science

3 credits

Biology

Advanced Science from Group A

Advanced Science from Group B

4 credits

Same as FHSP, plus1 Advanced Science credit from Group B

4 credits

Same as FHSP, plus endorsement

Social Studies

3 credits

World Geography or World History

U.S. History

Government

Economics

Same as FHSP

Same as FHSP

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

2 credits

No substitutions other than those specified in rule

2 credits

Same as FHSP

No substitutions other than those specified in rule

2 credits

Same as FHSP

No substitutions other than those specified in rule

Physical Education

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

Health(AISD requirement)

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

Fine Arts

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

Electives

4.5 credits

6.5 credits

6.5 credits

TotalCredits Required

22 Credits

26 Credits

26 Credits

For additional information, please see the current school year Secondary School Information Guide. found at: https://sites.google.com/a/austinisd.org/ssig/home.

Graduation Requirementsfor Students Entering Grade 9 in 2010–11 and 2011–12 as Adopted by the Austin ISD Board of Trustees on January 25, 2010

Discipline

Minimum High School Program

RecommendedProgram

Advanced / Distinguished Achievement Program

English Language Arts

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

Mathematics

3 credits

4 credits

4 credits

Science

2 credits

4 credits

4 credits

Social Studies

2.5 creditsin a prescribed sequence

3.5 creditsin a prescribed sequence

3.5 creditsin a prescribed sequence

Economics

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

N/A

2 creditsin the same language

3 creditsin the same language

Physical Education

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

Health Education

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

Speech

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

Fine Arts

1 creditin the same course

1 creditin the same course

1 creditin the same course

Electives

7 creditsto includeat least one academic elective

5 credits

4 credits

4 advanced measures

TotalCredits Required

22 Credits

26 Credits

26 Credits

For additional information, please see the current school year Secondary School Information Guide, found at: https://sites.google.com/a/austinisd.org/ssig/home.

Effective for the 2010–11 school year and thereafter, the following applies to all students.

General Physical Education

Physical education (PE) credits will be counted toward high school graduation. A Foundations of Personal Fitness (0.5) credit is a prerequisite for all other general PE courses. The remaining 1.0 PE credit may be earned from the following courses listed below in any order or combination:

Credit may not be earned for any general PE course more than once. Students may earn no more than 4 credits of PE toward state graduation requirements in PE. Students transferring into the District from other Texas public school districts and/or charter schools who have completed up to 1.0 credit in Foundations of Personal Fitness will be allowed to count their credit toward District PE requirements.

Aerobic Dance (up to 1.0 credit) may be counted as a PE credit or a Fine Arts credit but may not be counted as both.

Foundations Dance (0.5 credit – spring semester only) may be counted as a PE credit. This course satisfies the Foundations of Personal Fitness requirement. Students must complete Dance I (1.0 credit) prior to enrollment in Foundations Dance.

PE Substitutions

Students may substitute certain physical activities for required credits of PE, including the 0.5 credit for Foundations of Personal Fitness. PE substitutions are activity-based courses. In order for a student to earn credit for one of these activities, the activity must include at least 100 minutes per five-day school week of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Upon completion of one semester's participation in one of these activities, the student will be awarded a PE equivalency credit. No more than 4 credits of PE substitutions may be earned through any combination of allowable substitutions.

A student taking Cheerleading, Marching Band, or Drill Team may earn only 1 state PE credit. In order to fulfill the remaining 0.5 District PE credit requirement, a student may take one of these courses again for a local 0.5 credit (local credit does not count toward state graduation requirement). Students opting to fulfill the 0.5 additional District PE credit through local course participation must still meet minimum state elective graduation credit requirements. A student may also take Foundations of Personal Fitness or any other approved PE substitution for 0.5 state elective credit, which will count toward graduation requirements. A student who remains in Dance classes must take Foundations of Personal Fitness or an approved PE substitution to fulfill the PE credit requirement.

Note: A student also must achieve any combination of four of the following advanced measures. Original research/projects may not be used for more than two of the four advanced measures. The measures must focus on demonstrated student performance at the college or professional level. Student performance on advanced measures must be assessed through an external review process. The student may choose from the following options:

  1. An original research/project that is:
    1. Judged by a panel of professionals in the field that is the focus of the project; or
    2. Conducted under the direction of mentor(s) and reported to an appropriate audience; and
    3. Related to the required curriculum set forth in Administrative Code 74.1 (relating to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills);
    4. Considered test data in which a student receives:
      1. A score of 3 or above on the College Board Advanced Placement examination;
      2. A score of 4 or above on an International Baccalaureate (IB) examination; or
      3. 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. The PSAT/NMSQT score will count as only one advanced measure regardless of the number of honors received by the student; or
  2. College academic courses, including those taken for dual credit, and advanced technical credit courses, including locally articulated courses, with a grade of 3.0 or higher.

Austin ISD

EIF(EXHIBIT)-X

LDU 2018.14

DATE ISSUED: 10/10/2018