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Fast Track


What is the FAST TRACK PROGRAM and is it for me? 

Program Philosophy

The Fast Track program is operated Groesbeck High School to serve educational needs of young adults for whom the traditional setting in not appropriate.  The Fast Track program is geared to meet the needs of the student who is academically behind and needs a venue of self-paced course work in order to meet graduation requirements.

The Fast Track Student

The Fast Track student must demonstrate a desire and ability to work independently to achieve academic goals.  These goals are pre-determined by the student and his or her academic counselor.

School Within A School

Fast Track graduates will be able to participate in the high school’s baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies following the completion of their coursework for the school year.  Students must meet all of the state’s graduation requirements in order to receive their high school diploma, which includes passing all sections of the state’s required assessments and earning the required credits.  Students in Fast Track will not be able to participate in extracurricular activities.  They will also not be allowed to go on the Senior Trip. Project Graduation and Prom are not a school-sponsored events; the senior parents put it on so participation is not a school decision.  

Due to the nature of the curriculum, once a student is accepted into the program, the student is expected to remain in the Fast Track program until he/she completes his/her graduation requirements or school officials remove the student from the program.  Students who successfully complete the graduation requirements will receive a Groesbeck High School diploma certified by the state of Texas. The teachers in Fast Track are there to faciliate the program and not to teach the content. Students must weigh this option out carefully before selecting this self-guided program.


Students must complete an application for consideration and approval by the Fast Track Screening Committee prior to placement in the program.  Admission to the Fast Track program will be based on one of the following criteria for placement.

A student must be academically challenged in his/her current placement and in danger of not graduating with his/her peer group will be considered for placement. 

  • A student who is a parent or pregnant will be considered for placement.
  • A student who demonstrates a “hardship” which could possibly result in him/her dropping out of regular high school program will be considered for placement. 
  • Any student wishing to enroll in the Fast Track program must:
  • Meet with his/her academic counselor and discuss the student’s intent to apply for placement.

Fill out a Fast Track Application

Write a letter of intent to the Fast Track Committee, which expresses the student’s reason(s) for application and commitment to the program.  The student must include the circumstances he or she wishes the screening committee to consider in granting or denying the placement. The final decision to accept or deny any student’s application for enrollment in the Fast Track program will rest with the Fast Track screening committee and the high school administration.