Graduation Requirements

  • In addition to completion of minimum credit requirements, to earn a diploma each student must complete the following requirements for graduation:

    1. Complete English Language Arts Requirements

    Students in the class of 2016 must pass the Reading High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) and Writing HSPE or the 11th grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test or a state-approved alternative. Students in the classes of 2017 and 2018 must pass the 10th grade English Language Arts (ELA) Exit Exam or the 11th grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test or a state-approved alternative. Students in the class of 2019 must pass the 11th grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test or a state-approved alternative.

    2. Complete Math Requirements

    Students in the classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 must pass one end of course assessment (either Algebra 1 or Geometry) or the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Math Test or state-approved alternative. Students in the class of 2019 must pass the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Math Test or state-approved alternative.

    3. Complete Science Requirements

    Students in the class of 2016 and beyond must pass the Biology end-of-course assessment or the comprehensive Next Generation Science Standards Testor a state-approved alternative.

    4. Complete a High School and Beyond Plan

    Within the first year of high school enrollment, each student shall develop a plan for satisfying the state and district's high school graduation requirements and for their first year after high school completion. The plan should be developed in collaboration with the student, parent and district staff. The plan should include how the student will satisfy the district's academic credit requirements, preparation for successfully completing the state assessment requirements, and the student's goals for the year following graduation. Each student plan should be reviewed annually at the beginning of the school year to assess student progress, to adjust the plan, and to advise the student on steps necessary for successful completion of the plan. 

    A student receiving special education services who has developed a transition plan as part of their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may be considered by the district to have developed a High School and Beyond Plan.

    5. Complete Community Service Requirements

    Students in the Class of 2017 and beyond must complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service during the course of their high school career.  

    Please see your high school counselor for more details. 

      

Class of 2018-2020 Minimum Credit Requirements

Course Requirement Credits Needed
English 4
Mathematics 3
Science (including 1 lab credit) 2
Social Studies 3
Health and Fitness 2
Arts 1
Occupational Education 1
Electives 6
Total District Credit Requirements 22
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