Texas Education Code

Sec. § 29.911
Generation Texas Week


(a)

To educate middle school, junior high school, and high school students about the importance of higher education, each school district and each open-enrollment charter school offering any of those grade levels shall designate one week during the school year as Generation Texas Week.

(b)

During the designated week, each middle school, junior high school, and high school shall provide students with comprehensive grade-appropriate information regarding the pursuit of higher education. The information provided must include information regarding:

(1)

higher education options available to students;

(2)

standard admission requirements for institutions of higher education, including:

(A)

overall high school grade point average;

(B)

required curriculum;

(C)

college readiness standards and expectations as determined under Section 28.008 (Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum); and

(D)

scores necessary on generally recognized tests or assessment instruments used in admissions determinations, including the Scholastic Assessment Test and the American College Test;

(3)

automatic admission of certain students to general academic teaching institutions as provided by Section 51.803 (Automatic Admission: All Institutions); and

(4)

financial aid availability and requirements, including the financial aid information provided by school counselors under Section 33.007 (Counseling Regarding Postsecondary Education)(b).

(c)

In addition to the information provided under Subsection (b), each middle school, junior high school, and high school shall provide to the students during the designated week at least one public speaker to promote the importance of higher education.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (H.B. 2237), Sec. 12, eff. June 15, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1033 (H.B. 2909), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1033 (H.B. 2909), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 443 (S.B. 715), Sec. 23, eff. June 14, 2013.
Source

Last accessed
Jun. 7, 2021