This section contains links to information related to academic factors while a student is enrolled in school. These include things like records retention, at risk indicators, credits, diploma plans and PGPs.
Each school district must report the academic achievement record (AAR) of students who have completed a minimum, recommended, advanced (distinguished), or foundation high school program. The transcript forms must include the required standard content for the AAR. The words “academic achievement record” and “transcript” are interchangeable. The form must serve as the academic record for each student and must be maintained permanently by the district.
Note: The AAR standards have not been updated by TEA since 2012
TEA Academic Achievement Record
PEIMS Data Standards For use on 2015-16 school year
Texas Education Data Standards (TSDS)
Sample Form A
Sample Form B
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Frequently asked questions
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The following code applies to all students entering grade 9 in 2014-2015 and thereafter, or who entered grade 9 prior to the 2014-2015 school year and opted to graduate under the Foundation High School Programs. These students will graduate under TAC Chapter 74.
34 Foundation High School Program
TAC Chapter 74.1021, revised December 16, 2013, TAC 74.12; including TAC §89.1070(b)(1) for students receiving special education services, revised August 1, 2002. (for students who entered grade 9 in 2014-2015 and thereafter or entered grade 9 prior to the 2014-2015 school year and opted to graduate under the Foundation High School Program)
The following code applies only to students receiving special education and related services who entered grade 9 in 2014-2015 and thereafter or who entered grade 9 prior to the 2014-2015 school year and opted to graduate under the Foundation High School Program. These students will graduate under TAC Chaper 89.
35 Completion of Minimum Curriculum And Credit Requirements for Graduation Applicable To Students In General Education And Participated In The Exit-Level Assessment Instrument Identified in The IEP-Foundation High School Program
TAC 89.1070(b)(1), revised January 1, 2015. [39 TexReg 10446]
The following codes will apply only to students receiving special education services on the Foundation High School Program under TAC Chapter 74 with curriculum content modifications through the student's individualized education program (IEP).
54 Completion Of IEP And Full-Time Employment With Sufficient Self-Help Skills To Maintain Employment Without Public School Services
TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(A), effective January 1, 2015 [39 TexReg 10446]
55 Completion Of IEP And Demonstrated Mastery Of Specific Employability And Self-Help Skills That Do Not Require Public School Services
TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(B), effective January 1, 2015 [39 TexReg 10446]
56 Completion Of IEP And Access To Services, Employment, Or Education Outside Of Public Education
TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(C), effective January 1, 2015 [39 TexReg 10446]
57 Completion Of IEP And Reached Age 22
Foundation: TAC §89.1070(b)(2)(D), effective January 1, 2015 [39 TexReg 10446]
ESC Region 12 Guide to Transfer Credit
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This document contains course translations for 10th, 11th and 12th grades
Mexican Course Translations
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized by Part C of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The MEP provides formula grants to states to establish or improve education programs for migrant children.
MEP Guide for Counselors
Personal Graduation Plans
This document provides information about Personal Graduation Plans from TEA.
State Compensatory Education from TEA
ESC Region 12 Diploma Guidance Plan
Texas High School Diploma 101: Boundaries and Possibilities Handbook 2.0 (PDF)
TEA State Graduation Requirements
House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program
Requirements for Minimum High School Program
Credit and Grade Placement
Credit by Examination
Automatic College Admission
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. Access SBOE rules on graduation:
For information on high school graduation requirements for students who entered high school before 2001-2002, please contact the Curriculum Division.
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. Learn more from TEA .
ESC Region 12 Audit Form
2011-2012 = 2015 Cohort
2012-2013 = 2016 2017 Cohort
TEA House Bill 5: Foundation High School Program
ESC Region 12 House Bill 5 Resources
Foundation Diploma Plans Side-by-Side
Foundation Only Parent Form
House Bill 5 High School Graduation Checklist/Audit
The TEA-produced brochures linked below are available for download and printing by school districts and the general public. A more extensive list of TEA publications is available at the TEA Publications Division.
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Both the English and Spanish booklet versions of the Graduation Toolkit may require a professional printer. The booklets are set up with the following specifications: 11x17 tabloid, duplex, fold, center staple, no bleeds-fit page to paper.
The booklets include:
Student Record Requirements
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