Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, a student must complete the courses required by the Ysleta Independent School District in addition to those mandated by the state. 

    Students enrolled in high school prior to the 2014–15 school year may graduate under state programs other than the foundation program, including the Minimum Program, the Recommended Program, and the Advanced/Distinguished Achievement Program. The courses required for each of these programs shall be listed in appropriate publications. The Ysleta Independent School District offers Foundation High School Program: Foundation Plus Endorsement, and Distinguished Level of Achievement Programs.  

    The courses that satisfy Ysleta Independent School District requirements under the foundation program, including courses for the distinguished level of achievement and courses for endorsements offered by the District. Ysleta Independent School District Policy EIF (LOCAL) describes all the graduation requirements.

    The document below is the Ysleta Graduation Plan:

    Graduation Requirements for Students Entering 2014-2015 and Beyond

    Texas Education Agency Graduation Tool Kit - Describes the different Endorsements and Programs of Study for all students in Texas.


  • District Graduation Requirements

    School districts retain the authority to add requirements beyond what is required in state law and rule for graduation.

    Your child will meet with their school counselor to discuss their individual graduation plan throughout high school.  The Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School Program is the choice graduation plan for all Ysleta Independent School District students.  The plan prepares students to be College and Career Ready.  For information on your child's graduation plan please contact their professional school counselor. 

    District Requirements include:

    a. Students must take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). See EIF (local) for details.

         *Please note - requirement has been waived for students scheduled to test in 2020-2021

    b. Students are encouraged to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Test.

    c. Seniors must complete a minimum of one admissions application to a postsecondary institution.

    d. All high school students must complete a minimum of 80 community service hours (there are exceptions to the number of hours depending on when a student enters the district). See FMH (local) and FMH-R for details. Students must submit their service hours to the School Counselor using the Student Volunteer Verification Form.

         *Please note - volunteer hour requirements shall be adjusted to a total of 40 volunteer hours for all students graduating in the 2021-2022 school year due to limited accessibility of volunteer facilities related to COVID-19. The requirement for volunteer service hours will be reevaluated beginning in 2022-2023.

    e. Seniors will complete the Senior Survey before graduation.

    f. New graduation requirement beginning in 2021-2022, Seniors must do one of the following in order to graduate:

         1. complete and submit a Financial Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or

         2. complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) 

    g. See campus counselor for additional information.



Planning for the Future

  • Start planning ahead for the future!

    Visit the YISD College Career & Military Readiness Toolkit to see what you should be working on each semester from writing college essays, career investigations, preparing for the SAT's and applying for financial aid and scholarships.

    Go to: Planning for the Future