​Texas Graduation Requirements

The following courses are required for graduation in the state of Texas by students in public school. Home schooled students are not obligated to fulfill these requirements. According to HSLDA:

 

"Homeschools must be conducted in a bona fide manner, using a written curriculum consisting of reading, spelling, grammar, math and a course in good citizenship; no other requirements apply."

 

Although the following are not legal requirements, we need to realize, at the very least, what public schools expect from their graduates, especially since it is those very students with whom our children will someday compete for entrance into universities and colleges.

 

English

4 Credits

Mathematics

4 Credits

Natural Science

4 Credits Lab Science
     Biology, Chemistry, 2 others

1/2  Credit Health

Humanities

3 1/2 Credits
World Geography, World History, American History, US Government

Foreign Language

3 credits in the same language

Communications

1/2 Credit
Speech

Business

1 1/2 Credits
Computer Applications, Economics

Fine Arts

1 Credit

Athletics

1 1/2 Credit

Other Electives

2 1/2 Credits