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Graduation Requirements

Foundation High School Program

The Foundation High School Program is a more flexible graduation program that allows students to pursue their interests
will be in place for all students who enter high school. The program contains up to four parts:

• A 22-credit foundation program which is the core of the new Texas high school diploma
• Five endorsement options that allow students to focus on a related series of courses
• A higher performance category called Distinguished Level of Achievement
• Performance Acknowledgments that note outstanding achievement


English Language Arts - 4 Credits
English I, II, III, & One Advanced English Course


Mathematics - 4 Credits*
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry & at least One Additional Advanced Math Course


Science - 5 Credits*
Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Two Additional Advanced Science Course


Social Studies - 3 Credits
World Geography or World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government (0.5) & Economics (0.5)

Physical Education - 1 Credit
Or any SBOE Approved Substitution


Languages Other Than English - 2 Credits
Any two levels in the same language


Fine Arts - 1 Credit
Art, Band, Choir, Orchestra, or Theatre Arts, Music Appreciation


Engineering - 1 Credit*
Engineering Essentials, Intro To Engineering; or Robotics

Additional Electives - 5 Credits**

Foundation High School Graduation Plan with Endorsement Total Credits = 26.0

*Additional Courses Required at MNTHS

**ALL students at MNTHS Graduate with at least one Endorsement, STEM Endorsement Required