Milano Independent School District

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass their classes, as well as state tests, in order to receive a diploma and graduate from a Texas public high school. 

The students of Texas (Class 2017) have the option of graduating under four plans, or sets of required classes and credits, that a student must complete for graduation from high school.  They are known as the Recommended Plan, the Distinguished Achievement Plan, the Minimum plan and Foundation.  "Four-year" colleges throughout Texas (with two exceptions currently) require students to complete the Recommended Plan as part of their admissions requirements.  "Two-year" and technical colleges do not require the Recommended Plan for admission at this time. 

**Note:  if a student cannot complete the requirements to graduate under the Recommended Plan, the "Minimum Plan" is the third option.  Parents, student, and school official must sign a form stating that they (parents/student) understand they are giving up the option of the "Texas Grant" and they will also not be as prepared for post-secondary training.



Freshman--> promoted from 8th grade

Sophomore-->satisfactorily completed 6 credits

Junior-->satisfactorily completed 12 credits

Senior-->satisfactorily completed 18 credits

General Overview of Foundation High School Program--February 2014

Graduation Programs Side by Side