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Graduation Program Overview

Foundation High School Program
A new more flexible graduation program that allows students to pursue their interests will be in place for all students
who enter high school, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.
The program contains up to four parts:

  • A 22-credit foundation program, which is the core of the new Texas high school diploma.
  • Five endorsement options that allow students to focus on a related series of courses (26 credits including all foundation program requirements, an additional math and science course and completion of an endorsement)
  • Performance Acknowledgments that note outstanding achievement
    • 12 hours of dual credit courses
    • PSAT, ACT’s Plan, SAT or ACT

A student entering 9 th grade must indicate an endorsement he or she plans to follow. A student may change or add an
endorsement at any time with parent/faculty approval.

Endorsement Choices
Students will be able to earn one or more endorsements as part of their graduation requirements. Endorsements
consists of a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-
depth knowledge of a subject area.

STEM – Combination of advanced science and mathematics courses
Business and Industry – Choice between Ag Manufacturing, Animal Science, Management and Administration, Finance,
and Audio/Video.
Public Service – Human Services
Arts and Humanities – Focus on Band, Art or Social Studies
Multi-Disciplinary Studies – 4 credits in each foundation area or 4 dual credit courses (English, mathematics, science,
social studies, economics, or fine arts)

What’s next
All students select the endorsement that the student and his or her parents feel is the best for the student based on
interests and future plans. Once the endorsement is chosen the student with the counselor fills out a Personal
Graduation Plan as a “map” to what classes should be each year of high school.


Business and Industry Endorsement
Manufacturing or Animal Science Pathway

FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM (22 credits)
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
English Language Arts (4 Credits)
  • English I (EOC)
  • English II (EOC)
  • English III
  • English IV
Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Athletics
  • P.E.
  • Band (two fall semesters)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • Algebra I (EOC)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
Languages Other Than English (2 Credits)
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
Science (3 Credits)
  • Biology (EOC)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Fine Arts (1 Credit)
  • Band
  • Art
  • Theatre Arts
Social Studies (3 credits)
  • World Geography or World History
  • US History (EOC)
  • U.S. Government (1/2 credit)
  • Economics (1/2 credit)
Electives (5 Credits)
  • Required Electives
    1 Required Technology Credit
  • See below for specific elective requirements
Endorsement: Business & Industry
AG MANUFACTURING Courses:
Principles of AFNR
Ag Mechanics
Ag Structure
Welding
Ag Equipment/Practicum
or
*Principles of AFNR plus 3 credits in welding
CORE Curriculum Requirements:
  • One additional Math Credit
  • One additional Science Credit
ANIMAL SCIENCE Courses:
Principles of AG
Equine Science/Small Animal Science
Livestock Production or Vet Medicine
Advanced Animal Science (must be taken last)/Practicum
CORE Curriculum Requirements:
  • One additional Math Credit
  • One additional Science Credit
For a Total of 26 Credits
 
Career Opportunities
Ag Product Sales, Livestock Sales, Research Assistant, TX Coop, Ext Agent, Animal Facilities Manager,
Veterinarian, Veterinarian Assistant

 

Business and Industry Endorsement
Business Pathway

FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM (22 credits)
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

English Language Arts (4 Credits)
  • English I (EOC)
  • English II (EOC)
  • English III
  • English IV
Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Athletics
  • P.E.
  • Band (two fall semesters)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • Algebra I (EOC)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
Languages Other Than English (2 Credits)
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
Science (3 Credits)
  • Biology (EOC)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Fine Arts (1 Credit)
  • Band
  • Art
  • Theatre Arts
Social Studies (3 credits)
  • World Geography or World History
  • US History (EOC)
  • U.S. Government (1/2 credit)
  • Economics (1/2 credit)
Electives (5 Credits)
  • Required Electives
    • 1 Required Technology Credit
  • See below for specific elective requirements
Endorsement: Business & Industry
MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Courses:
Principles of BMF
BIM I
BIM II Or Web Technology
Business Management
CORE Curriculum Requirements:
  • One additional Math Credit
  • One additional Science Credit
FINANCE
Courses:
Principles of BMF
BIM I
Accounting I
Accounting II (counts as a math credit)
CORE Curriculum Requirements:
  • One additional Math Credit
  • One additional Science Credit
For a Total of 26 Credits
 
Career Opportunities
MGMT/ADMIN – Human Resource, Facilities Manager, Market Risk Manager, Data Specialist
Finance – Accountant, Auditor, Financial Manager, Mortgage Lender, Credit or Financial Analyst

 

STEM Endorsement

FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM (22 credits)
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

English Language Arts (4 Credits)

  • English I (EOC)
  • English II (EOC)
  • English III
  • English IV
Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Athletics
  • P.E.
  • Band (two fall semesters)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • Algebra I (EOC)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
Languages Other Than English (2 Credits)
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
Science (3 Credits)
  • Biology (EOC)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Fine Arts (1 Credit)
  • Band
  • Art
  • Theatre Arts
Social Studies (3 credits)
  • World Geography or World History
  • US History (EOC)
  • U.S. Government (1/2 credit)
  • Economics (1/2 credit)
Electives (5 Credits)
  • Required Electives
    • 1 Required Technology Credit
  • See below for specific elective requirements
Endorsement: STEM – Advanced Mathematics and Science
Elective – one required credit

Advanced Requirements (3 credits)

  • Pre-Calculus
  • College Algebra/Trigonometry
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Advanced Animal Science
For a Total of 26 credits
 
Career Opportunities
Engineer, Computer Programming, Software Developer, Research Scientist

 

Arts and Humanities Pathway

FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM (22 credits)
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

English Language Arts (4 Credits)
  • English I (EOC)
  • English II (EOC)
  • English III
  • English IV
Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Athletics
  • P.E.
  • Band (two fall semesters)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • Algebra I (EOC)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
Languages Other Than English (2 Credits)
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
Science (3 Credits)
  • Biology (EOC)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Fine Arts (1 Credit)
  • Band
  • Art
  • Theatre Arts
Social Studies (3 credits)
  • World Geography or World History
  • US History (EOC)
  • U.S. Government (1/2 credit)
  • Economics (1/2 credit)
Electives (5 Credits)
  • Required Electives
    • 1 Required Technology Credit
  • See below for specific elective requirements
Endorsement: Arts and Humanities
CORE Curriculum Requirements:
  • One additional mathematics credit
  • One additional science credit
Courses:
  • 4 Credits Band or
  • 4 Credits Art or
  • 5 Credits Social Studies – includes psychology/sociology
For a Total of 26 Credits
 
Career Opportunities
Band – Music educator, professional musician, instrumental retail, music therapist, conductor
Art – Art teacher, architect, interior design, artist, cartoonist, painter, tattoo artist, sketch artist
SS – Teacher, writer, author, journalist, editor, lawyer, politician, travel agent, tour guide

 

Public Service Endorsement

FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM (22 credits)
​GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
English Language Arts (4 Credits)
  • English I (EOC)
  • English II (EOC)
  • English III
  • English IV
Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Athletics
  • P.E.
  • Band (two fall semesters)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • Algebra I (EOC)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
Languages Other Than English (2 Credits)
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
Science (3 Credits)
  • Biology (EOC)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Fine Arts (1 Credit)
  • Band
  • Art
  • Theatre Arts
Social Studies (3 credits)
  • World Geography or World History
  • US History (EOC)
  • U.S. Government (1/2 credit)
  • Economics (1/2 credit)
Electives (5 Credits)
  • Required Electives
    • 1 Required Technology Credit
  • See below for specific elective requirements
Endorsement: Public Services

CORE Curriculum Requirements:

  • One additional mathematics credit
  • One additional science credit

Elective Requirements:

  • Touch Systems
  • Dollars and Sense
  • Family and Community Services
  • Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness
  • Interpersonal Studies
Recommended Elective
  • Principles of Human Services
Advanced Final Course:
  • Child Development or
  • Food Science
For a Total of 26 Credits
 
Career Opportunities
Travel Agent, Tour Guide, Climatologist

 

Multidisciplinary Endorsement

FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM (22 credits)
​GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
English Language Arts (4 Credits)
  • English I (EOC)
  • English II (EOC)
  • English III
  • English IV
Physical Education (1 credit)
  • Athletics
  • P.E.
  • Band (two fall semesters)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • Algebra I (EOC)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
Languages Other Than English (2 Credits)
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
Science (3 Credits)
  • Biology (EOC)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Fine Arts (1 Credit)
  • Band
  • Art
  • Theatre Arts
Social Studies (3 credits)
  • World Geography or World History
  • US History (EOC)
  • U.S. Government (1/2 credit)
  • Economics (1/2 credit)
Electives (5 Credits)
  • Required Electives
    • 1 Required Technology Credit
  • See below for specific elective requirements
Endorsement: Multidisciplinary
CORE Curriculum Requirements:
  • Option 1 – 4 credits in each of the four areas
    • Additional math credit
    • Additional science credit
    • Additional social studies credit
  • Option 2 – Four credits in Dual Credit
    • Must be from English, math, science, social studies, economics, languages other than English or fine arts
**Total credits must equal 26, additional electives
required
For a Total of 26 Credits
 
Career Opportunities
Teacher at all levels: Elementary, Secondary, College
Writer, Author, Journalist, Editor, Lawyer, Politician

Contact Information

Claude Independent School District
P.O. Box 209
Claude, Texas 79019
Schedule:

8:00 – 3:30  Monday through Friday

 

Elementary Office – 806-226-1372

Jr. High / High School Office – 806-226-2191

District Office – 806-226-7331

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