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What's Different?

The Foundation High School Program (HSP) is similar to the Minimum HSP from previous years the following differences:

1) English: The 4th year of English is listed as an advanced English course, which does not limit it to English VI.

2) Math: The 3rd year of math is listed as an advanced math course, the specific course to be selected by the school.

3) Science: The 2nd year of science allows for additional choices in what will be offered. A third year of advanced science is being added, the specific course to be selected by the school.

4) History: Previous years both World History AND World Geography were required.  Under the new plan one credit will be required allowing the option to choose between World Geography, World History, or a combined History & Geography class, depending upon what is offered by the district.

5) Language Other Than English (LOTE):  All students will be required to take 2 credits in the same language. 

6) Speech: No longer a required course.  School districts may choose to offer and/or require their students take this course.

7) Electives: Minimum HSP required 7.5 credits to graduate.  The new Foundation HSP requires only 5.

8) Endorsements: The foundation plan adds the options of endorsements for students to select from. 

9) For both the Minimum HSP and the Foundation HSP only 22 credits are required to graduate from high school.  However, a district is permitted to require above this number of credits for the Foundation Plan to allow for graduation.

- Side by side comparison from previous plan and current plan
- Overview of HB5 - including the options available for "advanced" courses.
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Foundation HSP