House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program

This site provides information regarding the new graduation requirements established by House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013.

Overview

In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature established the new Foundation High School Program as the default graduation program for all students entering high school beginning in 2014-2015. The State Board of Education adopted rules related to the new Foundation High School Program in January 2014.

  • (Approved, January 2014)

House Bill (HB) 5 required the commissioner of education to adopt a transition plan to implement HB 5 and replace the Minimum High School Program (MHSP), Recommended High School Program (RHSP), and Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) with the Foundation High School Program beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Theserules allow students who entered high school before the 2014-2015 school year the option to graduate under the new Foundation High School Program.

  • (Adopted, December 2013)

The ջ, in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission, developed the Graduation Toolkit to provide essential information to students, parents, and counselors about the new Foundation High School Program. The is available for download.

Resources

The following resources provide additional information about the Foundation High School Program.

Required Forms

The following required forms are provided for district use.

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The Institution of Higher Education-Endorsed Course Registration Form required to register courses offered pursuant to TEC, §28.025(b-5), is available by request submitted to curriculum@tea.texas.gov.

Contact Information

Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division

For questions or additional information, please submit a Curriculum Request Form through the ջ Help Desk.

1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
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