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 High School Program. These would include the Minimum Program, the Recommended Program, and the 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: Distinguished Level of Achievement (which includes the completion of an Endorsement).   

    Refer to Policy EIF (LEGAL) and Policy EIF (LOCAL) for detailed information.

    The document below is the Ysleta Graduation Plan:

    Graduation Requirements for Students Entering 2014-2015 and Beyond

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) Graduation Toolkit (English) and (Spanish) 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. 

    Postsecondary Preparation Requirements:

    1. Postsecondary Readiness Assessment

    • Each student must complete 1 or more of the following college and career readiness assessments:
      • TSIA
      • PSAT
      • SAT
      • ACT
      • ASVAB

    2. Minimum of one application to a postsecondary institution.

    Refer to EIF-R for detailed information regarding the above requirements.


    Additional Graduation Requirements:

    1. The following instruction must be provided to each student at least once before graduation from high school: 

    • CPR Instruction
    • Peace Officer Instruction

    Refer to EHAC (Legal) and/or EIF-R for detailed information regarding the above requirements.

    2. The following must be completed before graduating from high school:

    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

    Refer to EIF (Legal) and/or EIF-R for detailed information regarding the above requirements.

    3. In order to participate in the commencement ceremonies at the conclusion of a student's senior year, each student must complete the following:

     *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.

    Refer to FMH-R for detailed information regarding the above requirement.





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.