The Minimum Pathway

Please note that prior permission must be obtained before filling out and submitting this application!  Applicant must have a conference with Dr. Gallegos and permission must be obtained to continue with this application.

The Minimum Pathway is a 22 credit requirement, for some qualifying learners at Orion High School.  Students who have dropped out of public school, may enter into the Minimum Pathway at Orion High School.  Current learners may opt into the 22 credit requirement, with parental and advising consent.  Adult learners entering back into high school may also opt into the 22 credit pathway.  Those opting into this Pathway must contact Dr. Gallegos before applying for and selecting this Path.

Graduation Requirements of the Minimum Pathway

 Subject Area Course Required Number of Credits Notes
Orientation at Orion Orientation and Induction .5  
English Language Arts/Reading English 1 1  
  English 2 1  
  English 3 1  
  English 4 1 See advisor for substitutions for English 4
Mathematics Algebra 1 1  
  Geometry 1  
  Personal Financial Literacy 1

There may be a substitution allowed for the 3rd credit, see your adviser

Science Biology 1  
  Integrated Physics and Chemistry 1  
  Astronomy 1 There are additional options for the 3rd credit
Social Studies United States History 1  
  World History 1  
  US Government .5  
  Economics .5 No substitutions in Social Studies, all courses are required
World Languages Level I (i.e. Spanish I) 1  Languages are NOT required under this Pathway.  Credit may come from other elective
  Level II (i.e. Spanish 2) 1  Languages are NOT required under this Pathway.  Credit may come from other elective
Fine Arts Art I, Introduction to Art 1  Required - or an alternative may take the place of
Speech/Communication Independent Study in Speech .5  Required - or an alternative may take the place of
Other  5 Endorsement Elective Credits  5  Learners must select and endorsement area and follow through completion of at least 1 endorsement.
    22 Learners will graduate on the 1st day of the month following the completion of the last course.

Limitations of this Pathway

This Pathway requires specific courses; however, learners graduating under this Pathway area advised they may not qualify for automatic admissions policies in Texas, and in some other states. 

Dual Credit

Learners in this Pathway do qualify to take coursework dual credit, and earn college credit at the same time.  Learners in this path pay 150.00 for each dual credit course taken, as an additional one time payment. 

Step 1:  Apply for Admission

Your first step, after reviewing the graduation requirements and after speaking with Dr. Gallegos about this path, is to apply.  After you have submitted the application for admission, you may complete Step 2, below, your tuition obligation.

Apply for the Minimum Pathway

every Month for 10 Months and a $100.00 Sign-up fee

Complete this step and check out. When you check out, you will create your user account.  You will then begin Orientation.

Tuition for this Pathway is 150.00 monthly, directly debited from your account.  It will renew every 10 months, and it will cease upon graduation.