EIF(LOCAL) - ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: GRADUATION

Course Requirements

To graduate, a student must complete the courses required by the District in addition to those mandated by the state.

Foundation Program

A student shall enroll in courses specified by the District to complete the distinguished level of achievement under the foundation program.

A student may graduate under the foundation program without earning the distinguished level of achievement if:

The student and the student's parent or person standing in parental relation to the student are advised by the school counselor of the specific benefits of graduating from high school under the distinguished level of achievement; and

The student's parent or person standing in parental relation to the student files with a school counselor written permission, on a form provided by the District, allowing the student to graduate with an endorsement without earning the distinguished level of achievement.

The courses that satisfy District requirements under the foundation program, including courses for the distinguished level of achievement and courses for endorsements offered by the District, shall be listed in appropriate District publications.

Without an Endorsement

The District requires no additional credits beyond the number mandated by the state to graduate under the foundation program without an endorsement. Graduation under the foundation program without an endorsement shall be permitted only as authorized under state law and rules.

With an Endorsement

The District requires no additional credits beyond the number mandated by the state to graduate under the foundation program with an endorsement.

Distinguished Level of Achievement

The District requires no additional credits beyond the number mandated by the state to graduate under the foundation program with the distinguished level of achievement.

No Fine Arts Substitutions

The District shall not award state graduation credit in fine arts for participation in a community-based fine arts program.

Physical Education Substitutions

No Activities and Courses

The District shall not allow students to substitute activities and courses for state graduation credit in physical education.

No Private or Commercial Programs

The District shall not award state graduation credit in physical education for private or commercially sponsored physical activity programs conducted either on or off campus. [See also EHAC]

Lazbuddie ISD

EIF(LOCAL)-X

UPDATE 108

DATE ISSUED: 5/15/2017