HB 5 A new path to post-secondary success The 83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5 which contains sweeping changes to the Texas Education Code, and therefore, to graduation plans in Texas public schools End of Course Exams Reduced from 15 to 5 Those five tests are: ELA I, ELA II, Algebra I, Biology and US History Reading and Writing were combined into one English/Language Arts test at levels I & II New Graduation Plan Created Foundation High School Program (FHSP) It also added Endorsements, Distinguished Level of Achievement and Performance Acknowledgements Starts with next year’s freshmen (cohort 2018) House Bill 5’s Foundation Plan was designed to give students more flexibility in scheduling classes. House Bill 5 Foundation High School Program English Language Arts Four Credits English I English II English III Advanced English Course Mathematics Three Credits Algebra I Geometry Advanced Math Course Science Three Credits Biology Physics or Principles of Technology Chemistry House Bill 5 Foundation High School Program Social Studies Three Credits US History US Government (1/2 credit) Economics (1/2 credit World Geography or World History or combined World Geography/History Physical Education One Credit Foreign Language Two credits (same language) Fine Arts One Credit Electives Five Credits Total 22 Credits CISD may decide to add courses to the Foundation Program. In Addition to the FHSP, Students Will Need to Choose an Endorsement STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Business and Industry Public Services Arts and Humanities Multidisciplinary Studies Specific courses for each endorsement will be decided during the 2013-14 school year. General descriptions of each endorsement follows The FHSP with Endorsement Each endorsement requires 26 credits total, including: 4th math (STEM will most likely require Alg.II) 4th science Additional electives within the endorsement NOTE – specific requirements will not be known for each endorsement until the State Board of Education makes the final ruling. Endorsements STEM Requires Algebra II, Chemistry and Physics, and Coherent sequence in CTE STEM courses, or Coherent sequence of four courses in computer science, or Four courses in mathematics, or Four courses in science Business & Industry Includes Advanced Math and Science, and Coherent sequence four English elective courses to include three levels of one of: • Advanced Broadcast journalism • Newspaper • Public Speaking • Debate, or Coherent sequence of one of the se CTE course clusters: • Agriculture, food, and natural resources • Architecture and construction • Arts, audio/visual technology, and communications • Business management and administration • Finance • Hospitality and tourism • Information Technology • Manufacturing • Marketing Public Service Includes Advanced Math and Science, and Coherent sequence in CTE courses Education and training Government and public administration Human services Law, Public safety, corrections, and securities Four courses in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Arts and Humanities Includes Advanced Math and Science, and Four social studies courses, or Four levels of the same language other than English (LOTE), or Two levels of the same LOTE and two more levels of a different LOTE , or Four levels of American Sign Language, or Coherent sequence in Art, or Coherent sequence in Dance, or Coherent sequence in Music, or Coherent sequence in Theatre Multidisciplinary Studies Includes Advanced Math and Science, and Four advanced courses that prepare a student to enter the Workforce successfully, or post secondary education without remediation (no coherent sequence required), or Four credits in each of the four Foundation subject areas to include English IV and Chemistry and/or Physics, or Four AP or IB courses to include one credit in each of the four Foundation subjects Distinguished Level of Achievement To earn the distinguished level of achievement, students must complete: The FHSP An Endorsement Algebra II Students completing the distinguished level are eligible for college admission under the Top 10% automatic admissions provision. Performance Acknowledgement A performance acknowledgement can be earned for outstanding performance: In a dual credit course In bilingualism and biliteracy On an AP test On the PSAT, SAT, or ACT For earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license Once again, more details later this year Websites, other places parents can get information as it comes out? http://www.tea.state.tx.us/graduation.aspx? District/counseling/campus websites?