As part of House Bill 5, which passed the Texas Legislature this summer, a new graduation plan will affect next year's freshmen at all high schools, including those in the WFISD.
On Monday evening, Ward Roberts, WFISD's Director of Secondary Curriculum, presented those final graduation requirements to the district's school board.
The district currently has three graduation plans: minimum, recommended and distinguished.
However, starting the next school year, the district will have a foundation plan with endorsements.
Roberts says endorsements will range from arts and humanities, to science technology, to engineering and mathematics.
He says it will give students flexibility that will allow them to develop and explore career interests.
Roberts says they have time to prepare for those specialized classes.
"We have a couple of years before a lot of these different courses that we don't offer yet will need to be delivered in the school district so we have some time to prepare," Roberts says. "It will be finding the right teachers to teach the classes and making sure they have the right certifications."
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