House Bill 5 was passed in 2013, and the Texas State Board of Education approved the final Texas Graduation Plans, which will go into place for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released the new plans, which are called the Foundation Program, and will adopt a transition plan to implement House Bill (HB) 5 to replace the Minimum High School Program (MHSP), Recommended High School Program (RHSP), and Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) with the Foundation Program beginning with the2014-2015 school year and rules to allow certain seniors in the 2013-2014 school year the option to graduate under the new foundation high school program.
The Bridge School, a private online middle and high school, is approved by the Texas Education Agency through TEPSAC: School # 101-232-001. The school has adopted the new Texas Foundation Program. The new program outlines core requirements that are part of the Foundation Program, and gives students the ability to earn special endorsements for interest areas.
For more information on the Foundation Program, click here.