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Course Guides & Grad Requirements

Course Guide CoverCurrent year course description guides and graduation requirements (including the recommended graduation plan, the distinguished achievement program and minimum graduation program) for Mansfield ISD students.

Course Description Guides

School Year 2019-20


Graduation Requirements

Class of 2018 and beyond | Printable Version

Foundation Plan with an Endorsement

Subject/Course Credits
English Language Arts 4 credit(s)
Mathematics 4 credit(s)
Science 4 credit(s)
Social Studies and Economics 3 credit(s)
Physical Education (or equivalent) 1 credit(s)
Health ½ credit(s)
Fine Arts 1 credit(s)
Professional Communications ½ credit(s)
Foreign Language 2 credit(s)
Endorsement** 4 credit(s)
Electives 2 credit(s)
Total 26 credits

**An Endorsement is a coherent sequence of courses for four or more credits which includes one advanced course in the designated area of study.

Distinguished Level of Achievement

  • Students complete the Foundation Plan with an Endorsement (26 credits).
  • Algebra II must be one of the math courses.
  • To be eligible for the state’s top 10% Automatic Admission in to colleges and universities, students must complete the Distinguished Level of Achievement.

Foundation Graduation Program

Subject/Course Credits
English Language Arts 4 credit(s)
Mathematics 3 credit(s)
Science 3 credit(s)
Social Studies and Economics 3 credit(s)
Physical Education (or equivalent) 1 credit(s)
Health ½ credit(s)
Fine Arts 1 credit(s)
Professional Communications ½ credit(s)
Foreign Language 2 credit(s)
Electives 8 credit(s)
Total 26 credits


Students and families are strongly encouraged to research the entrance requirements of each potential college and university of interest.