Academic Achievement

Minimum requirements for academic achievement and high school graduation are established by state law and rule.  Local school districts adopt related policies on grading, retention and promotion, and graduation requirements. The following are resources related to academic progress at all grade levels and resources related to high school completion, including graduation requirements, class rank, and top ten percent.

Academic Progress
Graduation and Higher Education

Academic Progress

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Student Success Initiative website provides information on grade advancement requirements, including the SSI manual, parent guides, and other related resources
  • TEA's State Compensatory Education website provides resources related to compensatory education for students identified as at risk of dropping out of school.
  • TEA's Dropout Information website provides access to a number of dropout prevention resources, strategies, statistics, policies, and grants.
  • TEA's Optional Flexible School Day Program website provides information about a program that allows districts to establish flexible school schedules for students who have dropped out of school, students who are at risk of dropping out, and others.
  • TEA's Optional Flexible Year Program website provides information about a program that permits districts to modify the instructional calendar to meet student educational needs.
  • TEA's Early College High School website provides information on this innovative program to provide the students least likely to graduate an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and college credit.

Graduation and Higher Education

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) State Graduation Requirements website provides information about Texas high school graduation requirements, including Individual Graduation Committees and the Foundation High School Program.
  • TEA's Automatic College Admission website provides information about automatic college admission requirements as well as notification requirements and forms.