House Bill 1599 (HB1599) was passed in Spring 2019. The bill established graduation pathways and clarified and strengthened the role of the High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) to ensure that the activities that students engage in during their high school career align with their goals after high school. The graduation pathways are not alternatives to the high school statewide assessment, ways to track students or a compliance activity.
“The pathway options…are intended to provide a student with multiple pathways to graduating with a meaningful high school diploma that are tailored to the goals of the student. A student may choose to pursue one or more of the pathway options…but any pathway option used by a student to demonstrate career and college readiness must be in alignment with the student’s high school and beyond plan.” (HB1599)
In addition to completing at least one graduation pathway aligned with the postsecondary goals, students must also earn 24 credits and complete their High School and Beyond Plan to meet all statewide graduation requirements.