Help middle schoolers plan for high school and beyond!

Before they leave your care, your eighth graders will need to choose an endorsement and put together a high school graduation plan. These are some big and exciting changes. We’re here to help you help your students plan a path to their future.

Keep scrolling for middle school college and career readiness resources, including a website where your students can draft their graduation plan, lesson plans aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and our recommended resources from Texas and national organizations. 

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Boost your knowledge.

There’s a lot to keep up with on graduation requirements, endorsements, career pathways, and other content critical in the middle school years. Make sure you have the most trustworthy and up-to-date info with the Texas OnCourse Academy. Log in or create an account, and find what you need under Career Pathways > Academic Planning.

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Find the best-fit endorsements.

In eighth grade, students pick an area of skill or interest (called an endorsement) that they want to focus on in high school. Let us help! Check out information and resources specific to endorsements – including some you can pass along to students and families. 

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Help your students master grad planning.

Students are gearing up to take more control of their own schedules. First, they may have questions, like what is the Distinguished Level of Achievement? With MapMyGrad, your students can make the right choices and plan their high school personal graduation plan.

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Encourage your students to game their way to success.

Some jobs students have heard of – doctor, teacher, lawyer, detective – but some they may not have! They might make a really good actuary or phlebotomist. Our mobile-friendly game, MiddleGalaxy, can help students learn about these options.

Important Dates and Deadlines



Prep for personal graduation planning and high school registration



Choose your endorsement!


GRADES 7 & 8

Select your courses for next year!

All Resources for Middle School


Grad Requirements

Jobs and Careers

College Planning

Applying to College