The Minimum High School Program (MHSP) is one of three high school programs on which students who entered grade nine prior to the 2014-2015 school year may graduate. This page provides information related to the requirements for a student to graduate on the MSHP.
Before a student is permitted to pursue the MHSP, a school district must provide written notice to the student’s parent or guardian explaining the benefits of the Recommended High School Program (RHSP).
Notice of Benefits of the RHSP (English) (PDF, 104KB)
Notice of Benefits of the RHSP (Spanish) (PDF, 115KB)
Before a student is permitted to take courses under the MHSP, the student, the student's parent or guardian and a school counselor or school administrator must agree that the student should be permitted to take courses under the MHSP, and the student must meet at least one of the following conditions:
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Have completed two credits required for graduation in each subject of the foundation curriculum under the Texas Education Code, §28.002(a)(1)
- Have failed to be promoted to Grade 10 one or more times as determined by the school district
The agreement must be in writing and signed by each party.
The following documents provide an example of MHSP Opt-In Agreements:
Sample MHSP Opt-In Agreement (English) (PDF, 22KB)
Sample MHSP Opt-In Agreement (Spanish) (PDF, 22KB)
A student has the right to re-enroll in the Recommended High School Program at any time.