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									4x4 Graduation
Requirements Update




Monica G. Martinez
Division of Curriculum
Texas Education Agency
 House Bill 1
 79th Texas Legislature 3rd Called Session


        SECTION 5.02. Section 28.025, Education Code, is
amended by adding Subsection (b-1) to read as follows:
        (b-1) The State Board of Education by rule shall require
that:
        (1) the curriculum requirements for the recommended
and advanced high school programs under Subsection (a)
include a requirement that students successfully complete four
courses in each subject of the foundation curriculum under
Section 28.002(a)(1); and
        (2) one or more courses offered in the required
curriculum for the recommended and advanced high school
programs include a research writing component.
4x4 Graduation Requirements


Effective beginning with
students who enter Grade 9
in 2007
House Bill 1
79th Texas Legislature 3rd Called Session


    English   Language Arts and Reading
    English   I
    English   II
    English   III
    English   IV

    Social Studies
    U.S. History
    World History
    World Geography
    U.S. Government/Economics
Credit Requirements


     26 Credits for Graduation
 under both Recommended and
  Distinguished Achievement
           Programs
Mathematics
Recommended Program

Mathematics—four credits. The credits
must consist of Algebra I, Algebra II,
Geometry and a fourth mathematics
course.
Mathematics
Recommended Program
Precalculus
Independent Study in Mathematics
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science
IB Mathematical Studies Subsidiary Level
IB Mathematical Methods Subsidiary Level
IB Mathematics Higher Level
IB Advanced Mathematics Subsidiary Level
Concurrent enrollment in college mathematics courses;
Mathematical Models with Applications
Mathematics
Recommended Program

   If selected, Mathematical Models with
   Applications must be taken prior to
   Algebra II.


The SBOE may designate additional courses at a later
point in time.
Mathematics
Distinguished Achievement Program

Mathematics—four credits. The credits
must consist of Algebra I, Algebra II,
Geometry and an additional SBOE
approved mathematics course for which
Algebra II is a prerequisite.
Mathematics
Distinguished Achievement Program
Precalculus
Independent Study in Mathematics
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC
IB Mathematical Studies Subsidiary Level
IB Mathematical Methods Subsidiary Level
IB Mathematics Higher Level
IB Advanced Mathematics Subsidiary Level
Concurrent enrollment in college mathematics
   courses;
Science
Recommended Program

 Science – four credits. One credit must be a biology
 credit (Biology, Advanced Placement (AP) Biology, or
 International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology). Students must
 choose the remaining two credits from the following
 areas. Not more than one credit may be chosen from
 each of the areas to satisfy this requirement.

 (A) Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC);
 (B) Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry; and
 (C) Physics, Principles of Technology I, AP Physics, or IB
     Physics
Science
Recommended Program

 IPC cannot be taken as the final or fourth year of
 science, but must be taken before the senior year of high
 school. The fourth year may be selected from the
 laboratory-based courses listed in 19 TAC Chapter 112
 with the addition of Engineering and Earth and Space
 Science.

 The SBOE may designate additional courses at a later
 point in time.
Recommended Program
IPC Phase-out


 A student entering Grade 9 beginning with the 2012-
 2013 school year must take three science credits at least
 one from each category, from the following areas:

 (A) Biology, AP Biology, IB Biology
 (B) Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or IB Chemistry;
 (C) Physics, Principles of Technology I, AP Physics,
     or IB Physics

 The fourth year of science may be selected from the
 laboratory-based courses listed in 19 TAC Chapter 112
    Recommended Program
    Fourth Year Science Courses
    Astronomy                     Scientific Research and
    Aquatic Science                Design
    Environmental Systems         Anatomy and Physiology of
    Earth and Space Science        Human Systems
    AP Biology                    Medical Microbiology and
                                    Pathophysiology
    AP Chemistry                  Engineering
    AP Physics B
    AP Physics C               Concurrent enrollment in
    AP Environmental Science      college courses
    IB Biology
    IB Chemistry               The SBOE has directed the TEA
    IB Physics                    to write new TEKS for the
    IB Environmental              courses in red
     Systems
Science
Distinguished Achievement Program

   Science—four credits. The credits must
   consist of a biology credit (Biology,
   Advanced Placement (AP) Biology, or
   International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology), a
   chemistry credit (Chemistry, AP Chemistry,
   or IB Chemistry), a physics credit (Physics,
   AP Physics, or IB Physics), and an
   additional approved laboratory based
   science course.
* Principles of Technology deleted
Science
Distinguished Achievement Program
 After successful completion of biology, chemistry, and physics a
 student may select the fourth credit from the following
 courses:
 Earth and Space Science;
 Environmental Systems;
 Aquatic Science;
 Astronomy;
 Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems;
 AP/IB Biology; AP/IB Chemistry; AP/IB Physics;
 AP Environmental Science; IB Environmental Systems
 Scientific Research and Design; and
 Engineering
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Contact Us
Monica G. Martinez, Curriculum Director
  monica.martinez@tea.state.tx.us

Division of Curriculum
(512)463-9581
www.tea.state.tx.us/curriculum
curric@tea.state.tx.us

								
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