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.

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 acknowledgments.

Personal Graduation Plan (PGP)

All students entering high school in the 2014-15 or after, will be required to complete at least the 22 credits listed in the Foundation Plan and select an endorsement area for additional credits.

All students at Axtell HS must earn at least 26 credits to graduate high school.

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).