Senate Bill 232 requires districts to inform parents that Algebra II is not a required course in the Foundation High School Plan. However, because of our high academic standards, students in Barbers Hill ISD are placed on the Distinguished High School Plan. In this plan, Algebra II is a required course. This is keeping with our goal to ensure that all students are college, career, and/or military ready.
We chose this path for our students because students who do not earn Algebra II credit are not eligible for the following:
- Automatic admission to a state public college or university,
- Certain financial aid opportunities, including the TEXAS grant or the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant,
- Recognition as an honors or high honors graduate, and
- Distinguished Level of Achievement (DLA) designation.
For additional information about graduation requirements, contact your student’s school counselor or refer to the Texas Education Agency Graduation Toolkit at https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/16Grad-toolkit-web (PDF)