Graduation Requirements

The high school curriculum in AISD is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for college, career and citizenship in the community. AISD offers a full range of courses, advanced academic courses, and a comprehensive array of Career and Technical Education programs.

All AISD students are expected to prepare for both college and career. In addition to the core academic programs, each high school offers a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular programs for students. High school students can perform in a marching band, star in a dramatic production, learn modern dance, or edit a newspaper. Scholars can compete in volleyball, football or any of a dozen other sports.

Every campus has numerous clubs and organizations students can join for fun and education. Browse through the course offerings in this guide to identify electives or programs that interest you. Counselors are available to help students identify courses to take, but students should discuss their goals and interests with parents as well.

Foundation High School Program

(FHSP; 22 credits)

FHSP + Endorsement (26 credits)

FHSP + Endorsement + Distinguished Level of Achievement (26 credits)

AISD's prescribed plan for all incoming ninth graders

English Language Arts (4 credits)

  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • Advanced English

Mathematics (3 credits)

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Advanced Math from Group A and/or Group B

Social Studies (3 credits)

  • World Geography or World History
  • U.S. History
  • Government (0.5)
  • Economics (0.5)

Science (3 credits)

  • Biology
  • Advanced Science from Group A
  • Advanced Science from Group B

Language other than English (2 credits)

Physical Education (1 credit)

Health (0.5 credit)

Fine Arts (1 credit)

Electives (4.5 credits)

Completion of all Foundation credits plus:

Mathematics (1 additional credit)

  • Advanced Math from Group B

Science (1 additional credit)

  • Advanced Science from Group B

Language other than English - No substitutions other than specified in rule

Electives (2 additional credits)

Available Endorsements:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Business & Industry
  • Public Service
  • Arts & Humanities*
  • Multidisciplinary

Completion of all Foundation credits and at least one Endorsement

Mathematics to include completion of Algebra II