The 83rd Texas Legislature established the new Foundation High School Program as the default graduation program for all students entering high school beginning in 2014-2015. House Bill (HB) 5 replaced the Minimum High School Program (MHSP), Recommended High School Program (RHSP), and Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) with the Foundation High School Program beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Students who entered high school before the 2014-2015 school year have the option to graduate under the new Foundation High School Program. House Bill 5 requires each student to connect to a personal graduation plan that leads to an endorsement. This process requires a district to consider the importance in using programs of study and the personal graduation plan, collaboratively, to satisfy current and prior legislation.
The Graduation Toolkit provides essential information to students, parents, and counselors about the new Foundation High School Program.