House Bill 5

  • House Bill 5 (HB 5), passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013, made substantial changes to the state's curriculum and graduation requirements, assessment program, and accountability system.  



    HB 5 restructured the state's graduation requirements, moving from the "4x4" graduation plan to a 22-credit Foundation High School Program that allows students to earn endorsements in specific areas of study by completing four additional credits. The endorsement areas are listed below:


    • Arts and Humanities Endorsement 
    • Business and Industry Endorsement 
    • Multidisciplinary Endorsement 
    • Public Service Endorsement 
    • STEM Endorsement 




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  • Contact Information


    Angelica Haro

    Director of Strategic Planning & Educational Technologies

    Information & Instructional Technology Services 



    Oscar Carrera

    Professional Development Consultant

    Information & Instructional Technology Services



    Jeffrey Strom

    Professional Development Consultant

    Information & Instructional Technology Services





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