Counselor talks grad plans
Phil Banker, [email protected]
Parents of incoming Ennis High School freshman met with counselors Thursday night about the new graduation requirements mandated by the passage of Texas House Bill 5.
The new rules do away with the previous system of Minimum, Recommended and Distinguished plans. Instead, all students will take core classes mandated by a Foundation plan, and then choose one of four endorsements in certain focus areas or a “multidisciplinary” endorsement covering several areas.
Julie Casas, counselor for the incoming ninth grade class, said while House Bill 5 has yet to be signed into law, schools across Texas are moving forward with it anyway.