Graduation Requirements

Foundation Program + Multidisciplinary Endorsement with the Distinguished Level of Achievement (26 credits)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS – 4 credits
        English I, English II, English III, English IV

MATHEMATICS – 4 credits

Algebra I  
Geometry  
Algebra II 
PreCalculus or Statistics

OR

Algebra I
Geometry
Math Models with Applications
Algebra II

SCIENCE – 4 credits

Biology  
IPC* or Chemistry
Chemistry or Physics or other science**
Physics or other science**

*IPC is Integrated Physics and Chemistry. IPC credit from middle school is for elective credit, not science credit

**Other Science: AP Chemistry 2, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 1&2 (2 credits beginning in 2020-21),AP Physics C, AP Biology 2, Environmental Systems,  AP Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, Astronomy, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Biotechnology, Robotics 3, Engineering

SOCIAL STUDIES – 4 credits
          World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Economics (0.5 credit), Government (0.5 credit)

WORLD LANGUAGE – 2 credits (in same language)
          ASL (American Sign Language), Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish

P.E. – 1 credit (Athletics, Cheerleading, Dance, Marching Band, PE)

HEALTH – 0.5 credit (Health or Health Science)

FINE ARTS – 1 credit
          Art, Band, Beginning Guitar, Choir, Color Guard, Dance, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Technical Theatre, Theatre, AP Music Theory, AP Art History

ELECTIVES – 5.5 credits

The careful selection and completion of electives allows a student to earn an endorsement. At Westlake, students are defaulted to the Multidisciplinary Endorsement; however, students are welcome to earn additional endorsements in areas of interest. Endorsement criteria are listed on the course number folder given to students during course selection. In terms of college admissions, the number of endorsements earned is NOT a factor either inside the state of Texas or at colleges around the country.

*Students can also graduate under the 22-credit Foundation Plan