H-E-B ISD secondary curriculum provides students with a comprehensive course of study emphasizing intellectual development in the core disciplines as well as elective courses of study. Students and parents work in conjunction with school counselors to select courses and a graduation plan to address each student’s individual academic goals.
Students may select from two graduation plans: Recommended High Program or Distinguished Achievement Program. Students who meet the district’s eligibility requirements may also elect to participate in the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, and/or Gifted and Talented Programs.
The District's secondary curriculum provides students access to numerous electives as they begin to explore options for their future. The H-E-B ISD junior high schools follow a semester plan with seven class periods in a school day. Two 18-week semesters make up the school year, and credits are granted at the end of each semester. High school students are encouraged to fully explore their interests through a wide variety of electives, career and technology programs, and extracurricular activities.
Students are able to concentrate on development in specific academic areas and to explore career paths while preparing for employment and/or higher education. H-E-B ISD high schools follow a trimester plan with five class periods in a school day. Three 12-week trimesters make up the school year with credits being granted at the end of each trimester. This schedule allows ample time for students to earn required credits while taking full advantage of elective offerings.