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SB4545 & HB5 READY

The College 1st Program has adopted the recent TEA's (Texas Education Agency) Senate Bill 4545 (SB4545) legislation to its curriculum. To comply with TEA Standards, our program concentrates on the implementation of supplemental academic-enrichment CAMP sessions on English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. These SB4545 CAMPs continue to be career-themed and they focus on incorporating State Test content on these core subject areas. All CAMP themes are facilitated using one-of-a-kind project and inquiry-based practices developed by the College 1st Team delivering rigorous academic enrichment  hands-on activities and mentorship experiences. The College 1st Program is also aligned with HB5 (House Bill 5) to ensure students select the best endorsement aligned with their future career plans.


  • All CAMP themes and Family Engagement Sessions are aligned to the five HB5 endorsement areas to introduce scholars and their parents not only to specific careers in the particular CAMP being implemented, but also related career options within the HB5 endorsement area.

  • The incorporation of the HB5 Endorsements will allow CAMP scholars and their parents to continue to generate interest and expand knowledge in their career choice or explore the different careers within the 5 endorsements prior to 9th grade.

  • All CAMPs have a high school, college, and Career Connection allowing scholars to better understand which endorsement is best for them in advance. 


HB5 Endorsements

House Bill 5 (HB5) significantly changed the state graduation requirements for freshmen who enter high school in the 2014-2015 academic year and beyond. HB5 specifies that all students will select an endorsement before entering high school. Within each of these endorsements, there will be a career specialization. The new graduation plans allow students to earn endorsements in five programs of study:


  • Arts and Humanities

  • Business and Industry

  • Public Services

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

  • Multidisciplinary

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