State Graduation Requirements

This site provides information about Texas high school graduation requirements.

House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program

The new Foundation High School Program became the default graduation program for all students entering ninth grade beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Additional information about the Foundation High School Program is provided on the House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program webpage.

Graduation Programs

Students who entered high school before the 2014-2015 school year have the option to graduate under the new Foundation High School Program or the existing Minimum High School Program (MHSP), Recommended High School Program (RHSP), or Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP). Information on all current graduation programs available at the links below:

2014-2015 Graduation Programs Side by Side (PDF, 308KB)

2013-2014 Side by Side Graduation Program Requirements (for students entering high school in 2012-2013 and later) (PDF, 120KB)

2012-2013 Side by Side Graduation Program Requirements (for students entering high school in 2012-2013 and later) (PDF, 120KB)

The following resources provide additional information related to state graduation:

Official State Board of Education Administrative Rules Regarding Graduation Requirements 

The State Board of Education (SBOE) has authority over graduation requirements for Texas public school students. To access SBOE rules on graduation, select from the following:

 Graduation Requirements for Students Entering Grade 9 in 2012-13 and thereafter

Graduation Requirements for Students Entering Grade 9 in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, or 2011-12

Graduation Requirements for Students Entering Grade 9 in 2004-05, 2005-06, or 2006-07

Graduation Requirements for Students Entering Grade 9 in 2001-02, 2002-03, or 2003-04

For information on high school graduation requirements for students who entered high school before 2001-2002, please contact the Curriculum Division.


Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581