Texas Education Code

Sec. § 28.016
Instruction in High School, College, and Career Preparation


(a)

Each school district shall provide instruction to students in grade seven or eight in preparing for high school, college, and a career.

(b)

The instruction must include information regarding:

(1)

the creation of a high school personal graduation plan under Section 28.02121 (High School Personal Graduation Plan);

(2)

the distinguished level of achievement described by Section 28.025 (High School Diploma and Certificate; Academic Achievement Record)(b-15);

(3)

each endorsement described by Section 28.025 (High School Diploma and Certificate; Academic Achievement Record)(c-1);

(4)

college readiness standards; and

(5)

potential career choices and the education needed to enter those careers.

(c)

A school district may:

(1)

provide the instruction as part of an existing course in the required curriculum;

(2)

provide the instruction as part of an existing career and technology course designated by the State Board of Education as appropriate for that purpose; or

(3)

establish a new elective course through which to provide the instruction.

(d)

Each school district shall ensure that at least once in grade seven or eight each student receives the instruction under this section.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 988 (H.B. 18), Sec. 4, eff. June 19, 2015.
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