Grades 6–8

Physical Activity Requirements


  1. A student who is unable to participate in the required physical activity because of illness or disability; and
  2. A student who participates in an extracurricular activity with a moderate or vigorous physical activity component that is considered a structured activity and meets the requirements for extracurricular activity as defined at 19 Administrative Code 76.1001.
  1. The activity must be structured;
  2. The board must certify the activity; and
  3. The student must provide proof of participation in the activity.
  1. The activity is based on the grade appropriate movement, physical activity and health, and social development strands of the essential knowledge and skills for physical education specified in 19 Administrative Code Chapter 116; and
  2. The activity is organized and monitored by school personnel or by appropriately trained instructors who are part of a program that has been certified by the board.

Fine Arts Requirement

Instruction in High School, College, and Career Preparation

  1. The creation of a high school personal graduation plan under Education Code 28.02121;
  2. The distinguished level of achievement described by Education Code 28.025(b-15);
  3. Each endorsement described by Education Code 28.025(c-1);
  4. College readiness standards; and
  5. Potential career choices and the education needed to enter those careers.

High School Courses at Earlier Grades

Grades 9–12 Course Offerings

  1. English language arts — English I, II, III, IV, and at least one additional advanced English course.
  2. Mathematics — Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Precalculus, and Mathematical Models with Applications.
  3. Science — Integrated Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and at least two additional science courses selected from Aquatic Science, Astronomy, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Systems, Advanced Animal Science, Advanced Biotechnology, Advanced Plant and Soil Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Engineering Design and Problem Solving, Food Science, Forensic Science, Medical Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Scientific Research and Design, and Principles of Engineering.
    1. The requirement to offer two additional courses may be reduced to one by the commissioner upon application of a district with a total high school enrollment of less than 500 students.
    2. Science courses shall include at least 40 percent hands-on laboratory investigations and field work using appropriate scientific inquiry.
  4. Social studies — United States History Studies Since 1877, World History Studies, United States Government, World Geography Studies, Personal Financial Literacy, and Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System and Its Benefits.
  5. Physical education — at least two of the following:
    1. Foundations of Personal Fitness;
    2. Adventure/Outdoor Education;
    3. Aerobic Activities; or
    4. Team or Individual Sports.
  6. Fine arts — courses selected from at least two of the four fine arts areas (art, music, theatre, and dance) as follows:
    1. Art I, II, III, IV;
    2. Music I, II, III, IV;
    3. Theatre I, II, III, IV; or
    4. Dance I, II, III, IV.
  7. Career and technical education [see EEL] — three or more career and technical education courses for four or more credits with at least one advanced course aligned with a specified number of TEA-designated programs of study determined by enrollment as follows:
    1. One program of study for a district with fewer than 500 students enrolled in high school;
    2. Two programs of study for a district with 501–1,000 students enrolled in high school;
    3. Three programs of study for a district with 1,001–2,000 students enrolled in high school;
    4. Four programs of study for a district with 1,001–5,000 students enrolled in high school;
    5. Five programs of study for a district with 5,001–10,000 students enrolled in high school; and
    6. Six programs of study for a district with more than 10,000 students enrolled in high school.
  8. Languages other than English — Levels I, II, and III or higher of the same language.
  9. Computer science — one course selected from Fundamentals of Computer Science, Computer Science I, or Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles.
  10. Speech — Communication Applications.

Personal Financial Literacy

Applied Courses

Research Writing Component

Parenting Awareness Program

High School

Middle and Junior High School

Program Requirements

  1. Parenting skills and responsibilities, including child support;
  2. Relationship skills, including money management, communication, and marriage preparation; and
  3. Skills relating to the prevention of family violence, only if the district's middle, junior high, or high schools do not have a family violence program.

Local Programs and Materials

  1. Child development;
  2. Parenting skills, including child abuse and neglect prevention; and
  3. Assertiveness skills to prevent teenage pregnancy, abusive relationships, and family violence.

Parent Permission

Alcohol Awareness Instruction

CPR Instruction

Waivers for Students with Disabilities

  1. The student's admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee if the student receives special education services under Education Code, Chapter 29, Subchapter A; or
  2. The committee established for the student under Section 504, if the student does not receive special education services, but is covered by Section 504.


Proper Interaction with a Peace Officer

Coahoma ISD



DATE ISSUED: 1/12/2021