Applications available for former FBISD students who may be eligible for diploma under Senate Bill 463
Bill offers alternative path for diploma for students who entered 9th grade before the 2011-12 school year and completed all coursework but failed to pass state exit-level exams
FORT BEND ISD (July 2018) – Former FBISD students who completed all graduation-required coursework but failed to pass the state’s previously administered and required exit-level exams may be eligible to receive a high school diploma under new rules established by the Texas Education Agency. Senate Bill 463, adopted by the 84th Texas Legislature, provides an opportunity for students who have earned all the necessary high school credits to earn a high school diploma and graduate from high school through the use of an Individual Graduation Committee (IGC) utilizing state determined criteria.
To be eligible to graduate and receive a diploma via the IGC, a student must have:
- Entered the 9th grade before the 2011-12 school year,
- Earned all required high school course credits,
- Attempted any required state assessment which the student has not passed at least three times; and
- Provide documentation that they have:
- Military experience, or
- Successfully completed college courses and received college credit, or
- Acquired a GED equivalency/other assessment equivalency, or
- Possess industry certification.
Eligible individuals who were last enrolled at a Fort Bend ISD campus can access the FBISD Alternative Graduation Requirements Application, and learn more about the alternative assessments/performance standards and eligible industry certifications by visiting the Fort Bend ISD Assessment and Testing webpage (https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/291). Completed applications should be submitted directly to the Coordinator of State Assessments, located in the FBISD Administration building at 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77479.
For questions about the application and IGC process, eligible individuals can also contact the Fort Bend ISD Department of Counseling and Postsecondary Readiness at 281-634-1004.