Required High School Assessments for Graduation
Students entering high school in 2011 – 2012 and after are required to take STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) end of course (EOC) tests for graduation. These (EOC) exams will be required in English I and II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History. After a student passes all EOC tests and meets all other graduation requirements, a diploma will be awarded.
Automatic College Admission
A student is eligible for….1500 out of 2400. Note: Students entering high school in 2014-2015 must earn the distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission. These students can earn distinguished level of achievement by successfully completing four (4) credits in mathematics, which must include Algebra II, four (4) credits in science, remaining Foundation curriculum requirements, and requirements for at least one endorsement.
For students entering 9th grade in the 2014-2015 school year:
House Bill 5, passed by the 83rd Legislature, requires students to complete the Foundation High School Program and select an endorsement from five options, depending on their career interests. Students entering 9th grade must select one of the following endorsements:
- Arts & Humanities
- Business & Industry
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
- Public Services
With an endorsement, PN-GHS students will be required to complete 26 credits for graduation including:
Units of Credit
· English 4
· Mathematics 4
· Science 4
· Social Studies 4
· Languages Other Than English 2
· Physical Education 1
· Fine Arts 1
· Computer Course 1
· Professional Communications ˝
· Health ˝
Included in these are health, IPC, and a computer course which are locally required. Students may change their endorsement at any time prior to graduation.