Mrs. Debby Morse, Assistant Superintendent
The Curriculum Instruction & Assessment department is responsible for meeting curriculum standards, offering continuing staff development, and working with parents, students, and teachers to improve the quality of education in the Grand Saline Independent School District.
The State Board of Education has adopted curriculum standards called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) that describe what students should know and be able to do, in each grade or subject area.
The goal of the department is to support the district mission: "The Grand Saline Independent School District, in partnership with parents, community members and businesses, provides a safe, caring, and motivational learning environment enabling all students to reach their educational, social, and emotional potential. These factors empower graduates to become lifelong learners, which in turn allows them to be globally competitive, successful, productive, patriotic members of an ever-changing society."
State Graduation Requirements
Students follow the high school graduation plan that was in place when they began ninth grade. The four graduation plans currently in use require students to earn 22 to 26 course credits.
The state's newest graduation plan, created by House Bill 5 passed during the 2013 Texas legislative session, is called the Foundation High School Program. Students entering ninth grade beginning with the 2014-2015 school year are automatically enrolled in this graduation program.
Students must pass five end-of-course assessments to meet the testing requirements for graduation. Those tests cover Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology and U.S. History.
House Bill 5 and High School Graduation Requirements
Graduation Programs Side by Side