Course Catalog - Graduation Programs

NISD Graduation Programs

Students beginning the ninth grade in 2014-2015 will take End of Course Tests.

NISD Foundation Graduation Program

SUBJECTS CREDITS
English  
  • English I

1

  • English II

1

  • English II

1

  • Advanced English Course

1

Mathematics  
  • Algebra I
1
  • Geometry
1
  • Advanced Mathematics Course
1
Science  
  • Biology
1
  • IPC or Adv. Physical Science Course
1
  • Advanced Science Course
1
Social Studies  
  • World Geography or World History
1
  • U.S. History
1
  • Economics
1/2
  • United States Government
1/2
Languages Other than English (LOTE) 2
Physical Education 1
Fine Arts 1
Health (Local requirement) 1/2

Communication Applications

(This course may be substituted by identified courses in the course catalog. *+) (Local requirement)

1/2
Electives 4
TOTAL CREDITS 22

NISD Foundation Graduation Program with an Endorsement

SUBJECTS CREDITS
English  
  • English I

1

  • English II

1

  • English II

1

  • Advanced English Course

1

Mathematics  
  • Algebra I
1
  • Geometry
1
  • Advanced Mathematics Course
1
Science  
  • Biology
1
  • IPC or Adv. Physical Science Course
1
  • Advanced Science Course
1
Social Studies  
  • World Geography or World History
1
  • U.S. History
1
  • Economics
1/2
  • United States Government
1/2
Languages Other than English (LOTE) 2
Physical Education 1
Fine Arts 1
Health (Local requirement) 1/2

Communication Applications

(This course may be substituted by identified courses in the course catalog. *+) (Local requirement)

1/2
Electives 4
TOTAL CREDITS 22

* Students may substitute certain physical activities for the one required unit of physical education. Such substitutions are based on the physical activity involved in marching band and pep squad during the fall semester only; ROTC, and athletics.

** Students must complete four (4) advanced measures that require student performances that are equivalent to college or professional level work and are judged by external sources, i.e. Advanced Placement exam with score of 3 or higher or dual credit.

*** Students must be enrolled in appropriate core courses (ELA, Math, Science, & Social Studies) necessary to pass the End of Course Exams.

Please be advised that this Course Catalog is contingent on future decisions of the Texas Education Agency, the State Board of Education, and the Texas Legislature. If changes occur the online catalog will be updated.

 

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