2014 and Beyond
Texas Graduation Plans
Mineral Wells ISD
Foundation Plan Requires 22 State
Foundation Plan with Endorsements Requires 26 State
Graduation Requires Successful completion of 5 State EOC Exams
(Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and US History)
Foundation
(22 State)
English Language Arts (4)
Mathematics (3)
Science (3)
Social Studies (3)
Languages other than
English (2)
Fine Arts (1)
Physical Education (1)
Electives (5)
English I, II, III, AND
English IV, or AP English, or Creative Writing, or College Prep Course
Algebra I, Geometry AND
1 Additional Course: Math Models (only 2014-2015), or Algebraic Reasoning (after 2015),
or Statistics (after 2015), or Algebra II, or Pre-Calculus, or AQR, or AP Statistics, or AP
Calculus, or College Prep Course
Biology AND
2 Additional Science: IPC, or Chemistry, or Physics, or Environmental Systems, or Dual
Credit, or AP Chemistry, or AP Physics, or AP Biology, or Advanced Animal Science, or
Anatomy and Physiology, or Pathophysiology, or Food Science
US History, Government, Economics, AND
World Geography or World History
Spanish I and Spanish II or
Computer Science I and II
(Additional substitutions for second year available)
choice of performance art I or visual arts I
choice of PE or Athletics
Speech
Health
4 Additional Full Year Electives
STEM (26 State)
English Language Arts (4)
English I, II, III AND
English IV, or AP English, or Creative Writing, or College Prep Course
Mathematics (4)
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry AND
Pre-Calculus, or AQR, or AP Statistics, or AP Calculus, or College Prep Course
Science (4)
Biology, Chemistry, Physics AND
1 Additional Science: Environmental Systems, or Dual Credit, or AP Chemistry, or AP
Physics, or AP Biology, or Advanced Animal Science, or Anatomy and Physiology, or
Pathophysiology, or Food Science
Social Studies (3)
US History, Government, Economics, AND
World Geography or World History
Languages other than
English (2)
Fine Arts (1)
Spanish I and Spanish II or
Computer Science I and II
(Additional substitutions for second year available)
choice of performance art I or visual arts I
Physical Education (1)
choice of PE or Athletics
STEM-Math: 5th Math Course and 6 additional Electives
Electives appropriate for
programs of study in the
Texas Career Clusters (7)
STEM-Science: 5th Science Course and 6 additional Electives
Computer Science I, II, III, IV and 3 additional Electives
Engineering (coherent sequence required)
Recommended Electives: Speech and Health
Business and Industry (26 State)
English Language Arts (4)
Mathematics (4)
Science (4)
Social Studies (3)
Languages other than
English (2)
Fine Arts (1)
English I, II, III, AND
English IV, or AP English, or Creative Writing, or College Prep Course
Algebra I, Geometry, AND
2Additional Math: Math Models (only 2014-2015), or Algebraic Reasoning (after 2015), or
Statistics (after 2015), or Algebra II, or Pre-Calculus, or AQR, or AP Statistics, or AP Calculus,
or College Prep Course
Biology, AND IPC, or Chemistry, or Physics AND
2 Additional Science: Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems, Dual Credit, AP Chemistry,
AP Physics, AP Biology, Advanced Animal Science, Anatomy and Physiology,
Pathophysiology, or Food Science
US History, Government, Economics, AND
World Geography or World History
Spanish I and Spanish II or
Computer Science I and II
(Additional substitutions for second year available)
choice of performance art I or visual arts I
choice of PE or Athletics
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (coherent sequence required)
Business Management and Administration (coherent sequence required)
Electives appropriate for Finance (coherent sequence required)
programs of study in the Information Technology (coherent sequence required)
Texas Career Clusters (7) Manufacturing (coherent sequence required)
Hospitality and Tourism (coherent sequence required)
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (coherent sequence required)
Physical Education (1)
Recommended Electives: Speech and Health
Arts and Humanities (26 State)
English I, II, III, AND
English Language Arts (4) English IV, or AP English, or Creative Writing, or College Prep Course
Mathematics (4)
Science (4)
Social Studies (3)
Languages other than
English (2)
Fine Arts (1)
Physical Education (1)
Electives appropriate for
programs of study in the
Texas Career Clusters (7)
Algebra I, Geometry, AND
2Additional Math: Math Models (only 2014-2015), or Algebraic Reasoning (after 2015), or
Statistics (after 2015), or Algebra II, or Pre-Calculus, or AQR, or AP Statistics, or AP Calculus,
or College Prep Course
Biology, AND IPC, or Chemistry, or Physics AND
2 Additional Science: Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems, Dual Credit, AP Chemistry,
AP Physics, AP Biology, Advanced Animal Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology,
or Food Science
US History, Government, Economics, AND
World Geography or World History
Spanish I and Spanish II or
Computer Science I and II
(Additional substitutions for second year available)
choice of performance art I or visual arts I
choice of PE or Athletics
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications (coherent sequence required)
Fine Arts, Theater, Dance and Music (4 levels of the same or combo of 2 levels from 2 areas)
World Languages (4 levels of the same)
Social Studies (5 Courses: WHist, WGeog, USHist, GOVT, ECON, PSYCH)
Recommended Electives: Speech and Health
Public Services (26 State)
English I, II, III, AND
English Language Arts (4) English IV, or AP English, or Creative Writing, or College Prep Course
Mathematics (4)
Science (4)
Social Studies (3)
Languages other than
English (2)
Fine Arts (1)
Physical Education (1)
Algebra I, Geometry, AND
2Additional Math: Math Models (only 2014-2015), or Algebraic Reasoning (after 2015), or
Statistics (after 2015), or Algebra II, or Pre-Calculus, or AQR, or AP Statistics, or AP Calculus,
or College Prep Course
Biology, AND IPC, or Chemistry, or Physics AND
2 Additional Science: Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems, Dual Credit, AP Chemistry,
AP Physics, AP Biology, Advanced Animal Science, Anatomy and Physiology,
Pathophysiology, or Food Science
US History, Government, Economics, AND
World Geography or World History
Spanish I and Spanish II or
Computer Science I and II
(Additional substitutions for second year available)
choice of performance art I or visual arts I
choice of PE or Athletics
Electives appropriate for Human Services (coherent sequence required)
programs of study in the
Health Science (coherent sequence required)
Texas Career Clusters (7)
Recommended Electives: Speech and Health
Multidisciplinary (26 State)
English I, II, III, AND
English Language Arts (4) English IV, or AP English, or Creative Writing, or College Prep Course
Mathematics (4)
Science (4)
Social Studies (3)
Languages other than
English (2)
Fine Arts (1)
Physical Education (1)
Algebra I, Geometry, AND
2Additional Math: Math Models (only 2014-2015), or Algebraic Reasoning (after 2015), or
Statistics (after 2015), or Algebra II, or Pre-Calculus, or AQR, or AP Statistics, or AP Calculus,
or College Prep Course
Biology, AND IPC, or Chemistry, or Physics AND
2 Additional Science: Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems, Dual Credit, AP Chemistry,
AP Physics, AP Biology, Advanced Animal Science, Anatomy and Physiology,
Pathophysiology, or Food Science
US History, Government, Economics, AND
World Geography or World History
Spanish I and Spanish II or
Computer Science I and II
(Additional substitutions for second year available)
choice of performance art I or visual arts I
choice of PE or Athletics
4 Advanced Courses
Electives appropriate for
• 4X4 (Requires English 4, Chemistry or Physics) OR
programs of study in the
• 4 AP Classes OR
Texas Career Clusters (7)
• 4 Dual Credit Courses
Recommended Electives: Speech and Health
Other Information
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Current 8th Graders will need a Personal Graduation Plan and must graduate on the new plans.
Current 9th – 12th graders may choose to move to the new graduation plans.
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All students wishing to take dual credit courses during HS or enrolling in college will need to
complete one of the following:
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College Pre-Courses for Math and English Language Arts are offered for:
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Any student who has not passed all EOC tests prior to their senior year
Any student who has taken and failed the TSI
Performance Acknowledgements (one or more of the following)
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Take the TSI and score “college ready”
Score 2000 on the English 3 EOC and 4000 on the Algebra 2 EOC (not offered currently)
Score 23 composite score on ACT and 19 minimum in Math and English
Score 1070 on the SAT and 500 minimum in critical reading and math
Nationally recognized certification
12 hours of college credit with a GPA in those courses at least 3.0
Bilingual or Biliteracy – completion of English LA and Foreign language courses with GPA and AP test requirements
Score of 3 or higher on an AP exam
PAST National Merit Finalist
SAT score of 1250
ACT score of 28 (excluding the writing)
Distinguished Level of Achievement
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Required to graduate in the top 10% and for guaranteed admission to a State University in Texas
Requires 4 math (1 of which is Algebra 2) and 4 science
Requires 26 credits and a minimum of 1 endorsement
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