PfISD High School Course Selection and Graduation Plans:
Students enrolled in grades 8-11 will use Bridges to select courses and update their 4-year plans. Families will have access to a number of planning tools in the weeks prior to course selection. Students who have created a 4-year plan in Bridges may update the plan with their counselor for next school year. Below you will find the High School Course Guide for PfISD to begin planning.
2019-2020 High School Course Guide
House Bill 5 (HB 5), passed by the Texas Legislature, made substantial changes to the state's graduation requirements: Foundation High School Program: Foundation (22 credits); the Foundation + Endorsement (26 credits); and the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan (26 credits). The Foundation + Endorsement allows students to earn an Endorsement in a specific area of study by completing four additional credits. In Pflugerville ISD, the default graduation plan is the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan (26 credits) where students will earn an Endorsement and complete Algebra 2.
Starting in the spring of 2014, all 8th graders were required to choose one of five endorsements as outlined in the new graduation plan. The five endorsement areas are: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); Business and Industry; Public Service; Arts and Humanities; and Multidisciplinary Studies. The earned Endorsement is reflected on the student’s official transcript at the completion of their high school career.
Recommended Pathways are organized by career clusters within each of the Endorsements. A career cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries based on commonalities. The resources below will help students and parents learn more about the graduation plans and assist with the process of selecting an Endorsement.
Hendrickson High School Endorsement Guide 2019-2020
PfISD Middle School Course Selection:
Students enrolled in grades 5-7 will be selecting courses for next school year with their middle school counselor in January and February 2019. The Middle School Course Guide is posted below so that families can familiarize themselves with course offerings and planning.
Middle School Course Guide 2019-2020