Graduation Plans

DISTINGUISHED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT

Why it matters — Benefits

The Distinguished Level of Achievement opens a world of educational and employment opportunities for you beyond high school. The Distinguished Level of Achievement will:

  • Allow you to compete for Top 10% automatic admissions eligibility at any Texas public university;
  • Position you among those first in line for a TEXAS Grant* to help pay for university tuition and fees; and
  • Ensure you are a more competitive applicant at the most selective colleges and universities.

       *Must be Texas financially qualified

What it means

The Distinguished Level of Achievement requires more math and more science than the Foundation High School Program. The Distinguished Level of Achievement requires:

  • A total of four credits in math, including Algebra II;
  • A total of four credits in science; and
  • Successful completion of an endorsement in your area of interest.

Advantages

  • Opportunity to earn an endorsement in an area of interest
  • More college and university options
  • More financial aid options
  • Better preparation for college-level coursework at community/technical colleges and universities
  • Opportunity for immediate enrollment in classes related to your chosen field of study
  • Strong foundation to successfully complete an industry workforce credential or college degree