We will begin developing Personal Graduation Plans with 8th grade students Janurary 19-28.
Senate Bill 1108, passed during the 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, requires a school principal to designate a guidance counselor, teacher, or other appropriate individual to develop and implement a personal graduation plan for each student in junior high, middle school, or high school who does not perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Subchapter B, Chapter 39; or who is not likely to receive a high school diploma before the fifth school year following the student's enrollment in grade 9 (as determined by the district) (TEC §28.0212). Additionally, each district is required to provide accelerated instruction to a student enrolled in the district who has taken the secondary exit-level assessment instrument and has not performed satisfactorily on each section or who is at risk of dropping out of school (TEC §29.081).
The personal graduation plan is a working document used by counselors and/or administrators to track student completion of graduation requirements. It is a tool used to document endorsement selections, coursework, and graduation requirments.
Here is an informational video to help students understand endorsements and course selection.