Deer Park ISD

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Recommended High School Program

  • English Language Arts (4 Credits)
    • English I,II,III, and IV
    • English I and II for Speakers of Other Languages may be substituted for English I and II for students with limited English proficiency who are at the beginning or intermediate levels of English language proficiency
    • The fourth credit of English may be selected from the following:
      • English IV

  • Mathematics (4 Credits)
    • Algebra I
    • Geometry
    • Algebra II
    • The additional credit may be selected from the following & must be successfully completed prior to Algebra II:
      • Math Models with Applications
    • The fourth credit may be selected from the following after successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II:
      • Precalculus
      • AP Statistics
      • AP Calculus AB
      • AP Calculus BC
      • AP Computer Science
      • Advanced Quantitative Reasoning
      • Advanced Topics in Algebra
      • Robotics Programming

  • Social Studies (3 1/2 Credits)
    • World Geography
    • World History
    • U.S. History
    • U.S. Government (1/2 Credit)

  • Economics (1/2 Credit)
    • Economics w/ emphasis on the free enterprise systems & its benefits

  • Languages Other Than English (2 Credits)
    • The credits must consist of any two levels in the same language

  • Science (4 Credits)
    • Biology, AP Biology
    • Chemistry, AP Chemistry
    • Physics, Applied Physics, AP Physics
    • The additional credit may be IPC and must be successfully completed prior to Chemistry and Physics
    • The fourth credit may be selected from the following:
      • Aquatic Science
      • Environmental Systems
      • Astronomy
      • AP Biology
      • AP Chemistry
      • AP Physics I
      • AP Physics C
      • AP Environmental Science
      • Anatomy and Physiology (CTE)
      • Lab Management

  • Health (1/2 Credit)
    • Or Health Science Technology (1 Credit)

  • Technology Applications (1 Credit)
    • Intro to Computer Science or Computer Science AP
    • Digital Design & Media Production
    • Digital Art/Animation
    • Audio/Video Production
    • Web Design
    • Evolving/Emerging Technologies
    • Telecommunications and Networking
    • Business Imaging Management and Multimedia
    • Computer Applications
    • Technology Systems (computer laboratory-based)
    • Game Programming
    • 3D Modeling & Animation
    • Robotics Programming
    • Mobile Application Development

  • Physical Education (1 Credit)
    • The required credit may be from any combination of the following one-half to one credit courses:
      • Foundations of Personal Fitness
      • Adventure/Outdoor Education
      • Aerobic Activities
      • Team or Individual Sports
    • In accordance with local district policy, credit for any of the courses listed avove may be earned through participation in the following activities:
      • Athletics
      • JROTC
      • Appropriate priviate or commercially-sponsored physical activity programs conducted on or off campus
    • In accordance with local district policy, up to one credit for any of the courses listed above may be earned through participation in the following activities:
      • Drill Team
      • Marching Band
      • Cheerleading
    • All allowed substitution activities must include at least 100 minutes per five-day school week of moderate to vigorous physical activity
    • Credit may not be earned for any TEKS-based course more than once. No more than four substitution credits may be earned through any combination of substitutions

  • Speech (1/2 Credit
    • Communication Applications

  • Fine Arts (1 Credit) From any of the following:
    • Art, Level I, II, III, or IV
    • Dance, Level I, II, III, or IV
    • Music, Level I, II, III, or IV
    • Theatre, Level I, II, III, or IV
    • Principles and Elements of Floral Design (CTE)
    • Digital Art & Animation
    • 3D Modeling & Animation

  • Elective Courses (4 Credits) From any of the following:
    • The list of courses approved by the SBOE for grades 9-12 (relating to Essential Knowledge and Skills)
    • State-approved innovative courses
    • JROTC (one to four credits)

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