Students enrolled in grades 8-11 will be using Bridges this school year to select courses and update their 4-year plans. Families will have access to a number of planning tools in the upcoming weeks in preparation of course selection. Students who already have created a 4-year plan in Bridges will have the opportunity to update the plan with their counselor for next school year. Below you will find the High School Course Guide for PfISD to begin planning.
House Bill 5 (HB 5), passed by the Texas Legislature, made substantial changes to the state's graduation requirements. It has moved to the Foundation High School Program: Foundation (22 credits), the Foundation + Endorsement (26 credits) and the new 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 will be 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 will be 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 new graduation plans and assist with the process of selecting an Endorsement.
Students enrolled in grades 5-7 will be selecting courses for next school year with their middle school counselor in January 2017. The Middle School Course Guide is posted below so that families may begin becoming familiar with courses and planning.