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 documents below describe the information in a chart side-by-side comparison:

    Graduation Requirements for Students Entering 2013 and Before

    Graduation Requirements for Students Entering 2014 and Beyond

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


Planning for the Future


    YISD Students: Start planning ahead for your Future to ensure you are well prepared and have taken advantage of all resources available.

    Use the College Board's Big Future website to help you with decisions about college including creating a Road Map for a college plan specific to each student.

     Big Future - Create Your Road Map:

     Khan Academy – to get test practice:

    TIP: create a personal email account (such as gmail, yahoo, etc.) to use for all college business as your YISD email will be inactivated once you graduate from high school.

    Use the YISD College and Career Readiness Toolkit below to help you prepare for the future:

    College Career & Military Readiness Toolkit


    Visit with your school Counselor and/or Go Center Specialist.


YISD College Career & Military Readiness Toolkit

  • 6th & 7th Grade Checklist

  • 8th Grade Checklist

  • 9th & 10th Grade Checklist

  • 11th Grade Checklist

  • Senior Year Checklist