• 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)