EIF(REGULATION) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: GRADUATION

Course Requirements

Clint ISD will adopt the Distinguished Level of Achievement option as the minimum course requirements for graduation.

English: four credits

Mathematics: four credits

Science: four credits

Endorsement requirements will determine science course selection.

Social Studies: 4 credits

Languages Other Than English (LOTE): 2 Credits

If a student demonstrates that he or she is unlikely to complete the second credit, the student may substitute one of the following:

The determination regarding a student's ability to complete the second credit of LOTE must be agreed to by:

Physical Education: 1 Credit

The required credit may be from any combination of the following one-half or onecredit courses:

In accordance with local District policy, credit for any of the courses listed above may be earned through participation in the following activities:

In accordance with local District policy, up to 1 credit for any of the courses listed above may be earned through participation in any of the following activities:

All allowed substitution activities must include at least 100 minutes per five-day school week of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Credit may not be earned for any TEKS-based course more than once. No more than 4 substitution credits may be earned through any combination of substitutions.

Fine Arts: 1 Credit

One Program of Study (POS) Technology credit may be earned by successfully completing one of the following fundamental, principles, or introduction courses pertaining to a student's POS.

A student, who due to a disability is unable to complete one technology credit, may substitute one credit or a combination of two one-half credits not being used to satisfy another graduation requirement from English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, physical education, or any other state elective credit. The determination regarding a student's ability to complete the technology requirement shall be made by the student's ARD committee.

Speech: One-half credit

One-half credit from one of the following:

Health: One-half credit

Elective: 1 credit

One or more endorsement courses from the following:

The sequence may be modified for any student's specific needs. Students with special needs will be guided in the selection of courses and endorsements by the ARD or Section 504 committee. The student will follow his or her individualized education program (IEP).

Distinguished Achievement Criteria

Performance Acknowledgments

Students who complete the foundation program requirements, which include 4 credits for math including Algebra II, 4 credits in science and at least one endorsement will earn the Distinguished Level of Achievement.

A Performance Acknowledgment may be earned for outstanding performance:

Students will be required to earn 26–29 credits and meet the standards for the applicable state assessments prior to receiving a high school diploma.

Foundation without Endorsement

Students may complete the foundation plan without an endorsement as recommended by an ARD or Section 504 committee as follows:

Awarding of Credit and Reclassifying Students

Course credits for classification purposes will be as follows:

Classification will take place with the October PEIMS submission. Classification changes will also be reviewed in December and reported in the January PEIMS submission. Reclassification will not be allowed after the January PEIMS submission unless the student is a senior who will graduate during that school year.

Classification changes will also be reviewed in December and reported in the January PEIMS resubmission. Reclassification will not be allowed after the January PEIMS resubmission unless the student is a senior who will graduate during that school year. Final classifications will also take place in May as a student earns credits. These reclassification timelines adhere to the PEIMS submissions.

The RtI committee must meet and the following must take place to award credit and/or reclassify a student:

  1. A teacher of English, mathematics, science, and social studies or a composite team must review the course curriculum to ensure that the TEKS are covered for a credit recovery class.
  2. A PGP with goals and target dates must be created and completed for all credit recovery classes assigned to a student.
  3. For all credit recovery classes, a student must earn a grade of 70, and all exams must be taken and completed at the campus.
  4. Timelines will be set by the RtI committee and documented on a student's PGP.
  5. Once credits have been attained, the RtI committee must reconvene to review credits and award credits. A teacher of record must be certified in English, mathematics, science, and social studies as part of the RtI committee.
  6. Once approval is granted, the student's course credits will be entered into the Skyward system by the appropriate staff.
  7. Any reclassifications will be authorized and reviewed by the campus administration following the October, January, and May timelines, which align to the PEIMS submissions. Reclassifications at other times will not be allowed except for seniors who will be able to graduate.
  8. A District team will review the curriculum for all online courses as appropriate to ensure alignment and coverage of the TEKS.
  9. All reclassifications will be approved by the office of academics and compliance to ensure District procedures have been followed.

Diploma for Student from another State

A student who enrolls in the District that comes from another state and has not been enrolled in a Texas school during the last four years will be permitted to apply the following score in order to receive a diploma and to participate in graduation.

The required standard to qualify to substitute the SAT verbal/critical reading test for the exit-level English language arts assessment is at least 472.

Alternative Local Graduation Requirements for Certain Individuals

An individual who entered grade 9 before the 2011–12 school year and meets the requirements of Education Code 28.02541(a) [see EIF(LEGAL)] may be awarded a high school diploma if a local graduation committee determines that the individual has demonstrated proficiency in the content areas related to the assessments on which the individual has not performed satisfactorily.

Local Graduation Committee

The local graduation committee for an eligible individual will consist of the following:

  1. The District assistant superintendent for curriculum or designee;
  2. A representative of the District with knowledge of the assessments on which the individual has not performed satisfactorily and the subject areas covered by such assessments; and
  3. The individual seeking graduation under these provisions.

Alternative Requirements

To be eligible to graduate and receive a high school diploma under these provisions, an eligible individual must demonstrate proficiency to the satisfaction of the local graduation committee in the content areas related to the assessments on which the individual has not performed satisfactorily.

As approved by resolution of the Board, proficiency must be established through one or more of the following factors:

  1. The individual's grade in each course in the subject areas applicable to the assessments on which the individual has not performed satisfactorily;
  2. The individual's score on each assessment instrument on which the individual has failed to perform satisfactorily;
  3. The individual's performance on any projects or work samples in the subject areas applicable to the assessments on which the individual has not performed satisfactorily (including any projects or work samples identified and assigned by the local graduation committee to be completed by the individual);
  4. The individual's participation in offered remediation;
  5. The individual's school attendance rate;
  6. The individual's transcript of course work;
  7. The individual's completion of career and technical education (CTE) program courses; or
  8. Any other academic, work, or life experience determined to be relevant by the local graduation committee.

Finality of Decision

The decision of the local graduation committee regarding whether an individual qualifies to graduate and receive a high school diploma is final and may not be appealed. The decision of the local graduation committee must be unanimous in order for the individual to be eligible to receive a diploma.

Expiration

Education Code 28.02541 and 19 Administrative Code 74.1027 expire September 1, 2023. An individual may graduate by means of the local graduation committee under these provisions if the local graduation committee has made its determination by September 1, 2023.

Clint ISD

EIF(REGULATION)-X

LDU 2021.04

DATE ISSUED: 9/9/2021