GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In order for a student to graduate from Harmony Public Schools, the student must fulfill:

  1. HPS High School Credit Requirement
  2. Passing Score on Texas State Assessments (STAAR)
  3. Admission by a 4-Year College
  4. Minimum 100 Community Service Hours*

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We have presented our proposal regarding Community Service Hours to Academic Committee Board and it has been approved. Minimum 100 Community Service Hours+ is WAIVED for Class of 2021.

Please make sure you complete your high school credits, pass on all STAAR tests, and upload your 4-year college admission letter in here.

College Admission (4-Year) Letter Submission

Course-by-Credit Summary

Harmony’s High School Program is designed to ensure acceptance, enrollment, and success in 4-year universities, and requires the following course‐by‐credit plan for all students, regardless of the plan they choose to graduate. Exceptions may apply to students receiving Special Education services.

Table 6: HPS High School Credit Requirement

Course Credit
English (4.0 Credits) 4.0
Mathematics (4.0 Credits) 4.0
Science (4.0 Credits) 4.0
Social Studies & Economics (4.0 Credits) 4.0
Physical Education (1.0 Credit) 1.0
Languages other than English (2.0 Credits) 2.0
Fine Arts (1.0 Credits) 1.0
Electives + Endorsements
(6.0 Credits)
6.0
TOTAL 26 credits

*Community service requirement is 25 hours per year.

Students in 8th grade will begin the process of developing a Personalized Graduation Plan (PGP) for the next 4 years in high school. A Personalized Graduation Plan is a 4-year plan that
each student makes to help guide his or her course selection to meet the criteria of the chosen endorsement.

Community Service Hours

Community Service is any service that is done for non profit agencies and organizations, educational institutions, and/or religious organizations. For activities that do not fall in these categories, justification is required to demonstrate how the community is being served by the activities.

In order to earn volunteer hours, activities coordinated by non profit agencies and organizations, educational institutions, and/or religious organizations must provide service to the community as a whole. Responsibilities related to membership in non profit agencies and organizations, educational institutions, and/or religious organizations are NOT acceptable for voluntary public service.

Activities pursued, as a member of an organization or service club such as Key Club, NHS, Student Council fraternities or sororities must provide service to the community. Work related to internal, membership activities (such as recruitment, training, meetings or initiation) do NOT qualify for voluntary community service. Service volunteered at private businesses does NOT qualify for voluntary community service.

Required Academic Program for HPS High School Graduation

In accordance with House Bill 5, all students are required to choose one endorsement in order to graduate under the State of Texas Foundation High School Plan. “Foundation High School Plan with Endorsements and Distinguished Level of Achievement” is the default plan all Harmony students are expected to follow. In order to earn a high school diploma from any Harmony Public School, each student must fulfill the following core academic requirements