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SB 232 and Algebra II for Graduation
SB 232 and Algebra II for Graduation
Eldon Franco
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, passed SB 232 requiring school districts, not later than September 1 of each school year, to notify by regular mail or e-mail the parents or guardians of each student enrolled in grade nine or above that state graduation requirements do not require a student to complete an Algebra II course to graduate under the Foundation High School Program. The notification must explain that if a student does not complete an Algebra II course, a student will not be eligible for—

  •     automatic college admission or
  •     certain financial aid including:
    •  the TEXAS grant program under Subchapter M, Chapter 56; and
    • the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program under Subchapter P, Chapter 56.

This notification requirement applies beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. The following sample language may be used when providing notification.

Notification Regarding Algebra II as a High School Graduation Requirement

Notification Regarding Algebra II as a High School Graduation Requirement (Spanish)