Sheldon ISD

Every Child, Every Day

Every Child, Every Day

Requirements: In order for students to receive a diploma from high school in SISD, they must:

1. Achieve mastery on:
End of Course Exams (EOC): English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History if entering high school in 2011-2012 or after.
 
2. For students entering 9th grade prior to 2014-2015, complete one of the graduation plans shown below!
Graduation Plans: The chart below includes changes to the graduation plans following the 2009 Texas Legislative session and the passage of House Bill 3.
 
 Discipline
 Recommended HSP
 Distinguished Achievement Program*
 
English Language Arts
 
    Four Credits:
  • English I, II, III & 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.
    Four Credits:
  • English I, II, III & 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.
 
 
Mathematics
    Four Credits:
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • The additional credit may be selected from either of the following and must be successfully completed prior to Algebra II:
  • Mathematical Models with Applications
  • Mathematics Applications in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CTE)
  • The fourth credit may be selected from the following after successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II:
  • Precalculus
  • Independent Study in Mathematics
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus CD
  • AP Computer Science
  • IB Mathematical Studies Standard Level
  • IB Mathematics Standard Level
  • IB Mathematics Higher Level
  • IB Further Mathematics Standard Level
  • Engineering Mathematics (CTE)
  • Statistics and Risk Management (CTE)
    Four Credits:
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • The fourth credit may be selected from any of the following after successful completion of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry:
  • Precalculus
  • Independent Study in Mathematics
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus CD
  • AP Computer Science
  • IB Mathematical Studies Standard Level
  • IB Mathematics Standard Level
  • IB Mathematics Higher Level
  • IB Further Mathematics Standard Level
  • Engineering Mathematics (CTE)
  • Statistics and Risk Management (CTE)
 
 
Science
    Four credits:
  • Biology, AP Biology, or IB Biology
  • Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry
  • Physics, Principles of Technology, AP Physics, or IB Physics
  • The additional credit may be IPC and must be successfully completed prior to chemistry and physics.
  • The fourth credit may be selected from any of the following:
  • Aquatic Science
  • Astronomy
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Environmental Science
  • IB Biology
  • IB Chemistry
  • IB Physics
  • IB Environmental Systems
  • The additional credit may be selected from the following laboratory-based courses and may be taken after successful completion of or concurrently with physics:
  • Scientific Research and Design (CTE)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (CTE)
  • Engineering Design and Problem Solving (CTE)
  • Medical Microbiology (CTE)
  • Pathophysiology (CTE)
  • Advanced Animal Science (CTE)
  • Advanced Biotechnology (CTE)
  • Advanced Plant and Soil Science (CTE)
  • Food Science (CTE)
  • Forensic Science (CTE)
    Four credits:
  • Biology, AP Biology, or IB Biology
  • Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry
  • Physics, AP Physics, or IB Physics
  • After successful completion of a biology course, a chemistry course and a physics course the fourth credit may be selected from the following:
  • Aquatic Science
  • Astronomy
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Environmental Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Environmental Science
  • IB Biology
  • IB Chemistry
  • IB Physics
  • IB Environmental Systems
  • The additional credit may be selected from the following laboratory-based courses and may be taken after successful completion of or concurrently with physics:
  • Scientific Research and Design (CTE)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (CTE)
  • Engineering Design and Problem Solving (CTE)
  • Medical Microbiology (CTE)
  • Pathophysiology (CTE)
  • Advanced Animal Science (CTE)
  • Advanced Biotechnology (CTE)
  • Advanced Plant and Soil Science (CTE)
  • Food Science (CTE)
  • Forensic Science (CTE)
 
 
Social Studies
    Three and one-half credits:
  • World History Studies (one credit)
  • World Geography Studies (one credit)
  • U.S. History Studies Since Reconstruction (one credit)
  • U.S. Government (one-half credit)
    Three and one-half credits:
  • World History Studies (one credit)
  • World Geography Studies (one credit)
  • U.S. History Studies Since Reconstruction (one credit)
  • U.S. Government (one-half credit)
 
 
Economics with emphasis on the free enterprise system and its benefits
  •  One-half credit
  •  One-half credit
 
 
Languages Other Than English
  • Two credits: The credits must consist of any two levels in the same language.
  • Two credits: The credits must consist of any two levels in the same language.
 
 
Physical Education
    One 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 above may be earned through participation in the following activities:
  •    Athletics
  •    JROTC
  •    Appropriate private or commercially-sponsored physical activity programs conducted on or off campus

  • In accordance with local district policy, up to one credit for any one the courses listed below may be earned through participation in any of 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 of 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.

  • A student who is unable to participate in physical activity due to disability or illness may substitute an academic elective credit (English language arts, mathematics, science or social studies).
    One 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 above may be earned through participation in the following activities:
  •    Athletics
  •    JROTC
  •    Appropriate private or commercially-sponsored physical activity programs conducted on or off campus

  • In accordance with local district policy, up to one credit for any one the courses listed below may be earned through participation in any of 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 of 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.

  • A student who is unable to participate in physical activity due to disability or illness may substitute an academic elective credit (English language arts, mathematics, science or social studies).
 
 
Health Education
  •  None
  •  None
 
 
Speech
    One-half credit from either of the following:
  • • Communication Applications
  • • Professional Communications (CTE)
    One-half credit from either of the following:
  • • Communication Applications
  • • Professional Communications (CTE)
 
 
Technology Applications 
  •  None
  •  None
 
 
Fine Arts
    One 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)
    One 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)
 
 
Elective Courses
    Five and one-half 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)
  • • Driver Education (one-half credit)
    Four and one-half 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)
  • • Driver Education (one-half credit)
 
 
Total Credits
  •  26
  •  26
 
◆ College Board advance placement, college-level concurrent/dual enrollment, and International Baccalaureate courses may be substituted for requirements in appropriate areas.
 
*Distinguished Achievement Program requirements also include student achievement of four advanced measures. See TAC 74.74(d) for more information.
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