STISD continues work to promote graduation under high-level programs

STISD continues work to promote graduation under high-level programs
Posted on 09/28/2016
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The STISD Board of Directors received an updated Graduate Report, which contains data from 10 years of graduates within the district (including the Class of 2016), as part of the Sept. 27 board meeting. 

Out of the 601 STISD graduates from the Class of 2016, 301 (50.1 percent) graduated with the Foundation Program with Endorsements, 205 (34.1 percent) earned the Distinguished Program diploma, 79 (13.1 percent) received the Recommended Program diploma and only 13 (2.2 percent) graduated with a Minimum Program diploma.  

The district wide percentage of students earning the Combined Recommended and Distinguished Program diplomas has been above 90 percent for the past 10 years, and has remained at around 96-97 percent for the past three years. 

This year, with the inclusion of the Foundation Program with Endorsements, the combined percentage is 97.3, surpassing the district and campus goals of having 97 percent or higher of students completing one of the three high-level plans.  At the campus level, Med High and Science Academy surpassed the goal with 100 percent and 98.9 percent, respectively.  BETA and Medical Academy came in close to the goal at 96.9 percent and 88.8 percent, respectively.

We are still in the transition to the foundation program with endorsements as mandated by the Texas legislature.  The class of 2017 will be the final class to have the option of using either the old or new graduation programs.