Amend CSHB 5 (senate committee printing), in SECTION 6 of the bill, immediately following amended Section 28.002(f), Education Code (page 3, between lines 29 and 30), insert the following:
(f-1)  The commissioner may approve for credit for high school graduation a discipline-based course in the foundation or enrichment curriculum submitted for approval by a school district or open-enrollment charter school if the district or school demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the proposed course is academically challenging and addresses documented student needs.