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Graduation Requirements

The default graduation plan for CHHS students is the Foundation High School Program with Distinguished Level of Achievement. This plan requires 26 credits and prepares students for college, career or military opportunities upon graduation.  See the CHISD Course Catalog for more information. 

26 Credits (see Graduation Tracker for specific courses required)

 4    English credits

 4    Math credits

 4    Science credits

 3    Social Studies credits (most students earn 4 credits)

 1    Physical Education credit

 2    Foreign Language credits

 1    Fine Arts credit

.5    Professional Communications

 6.5 Elective credits (4 endorsement credits + 2.5 additional credits)

Endorsements & Career Pathways


 STAAR EOC Test Requirements

Required STAAR EOC Tests:  English I, English II, Biology, Algebra I, and US History

In addition to meeting graduation credit requirements, students are required to pass five end-of-course (EOC) test to earn a diploma from a Texas public high school. Those five tests are given when a student takes English I and II, Biology, Algebra I, and U.S. History. 

To learn more about STAAR EOC assessments or to access scores, visit:  

Graduation Tracker

Use your transcript or academic history in Skyward to complete the Graduation Tracker.  The CHISD Course Catalog provides a description of courses.

Graduation Toolkit

The Texas Education Agency has made a Graduation Toolkit available for families that contains information for planning your high school years and beyond.  The toolkit also lists information on the Foundation High School Program.  Please note that most school districts have additional graduation requirements.    

Graduation Toolkit (English)

Graduation Toolkit (Spanish)

Grade Classification

Students are in a cohort based on the year they entered ninth grade and the expected year of graduation.  Grade classification occurs annually based on the number of credits earned toward graduation and cohort year.  


Credits Earned



0-5 credits



6-11 credits



12-17 credits



18-26+ credits


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