Graduation Requirements

Advanced Studies Diploma

  • Students who entered ninth grade between the years 2003-2004 through 2010-2011 must earn at least 24 standard units of credit and at least nine verified credits. 
  • Students who enter ninth grade in 2011-2012 and beyond must earn 26 standard units of credit.

Discipline

Standard Credits: effective with first-time ninth graders in 2003-2004 through 2010-2011

Standard Credits: effective with first-time ninth graders in 2011-2012 and beyond

Verified Credits- effective with ninth graders in 2000-2001 and beyond

English

4

4

2

Mathematics

4

4

2

Laboratory Science

4

4

2

History & Social Studies

4

4

2

Foreign Language

3

3


Health & Physical Education

2

2


Fine Arts & Technical Education

1

1


Economics & Personal Finance


1


Electives

2

3


Student Selected Test



1

Total

24

26

9



Standard Diploma

To graduate with a standard diploma a student must earn at least 22 standard units of credit by passing required courses and electives.

Discipline

Standard Credits: effective with first-time ninth graders in 2003-2004 through 2010-2011

Standard Credits: effective with first-time ninth graders in 2011-2012 and beyond

Verified Credits- effective with ninth graders in 2003-2004 and beyond

English

4

4

2

Mathematics

3

3

1

Laboratory Science

3

3

1

History & Social Studies

3

3

1

Health & Physical Education

2

2


Fine Arts & Technical Education

1

2


Economics & Personal Finance


1


Electives

6

4


Student Selected Test



1

Total

22

22

6

Modified Standard Diploma
The Modified Standard Diploma is intended for certain students at the secondary level who have a disability and are unlikely to meet the credit requirements for a Standard Diploma. Eligibility and participation in the program are determined by the student's IEP team and the student, when appropriate. Decisions of eligibility and participation may be made at any point after the student's eighth grade year. Written consent from parent/guardian must be obtained for a student to choose this diploma program.

The student must:

  • be allowed to pursue a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma at any time throughout his or her high school career;
  • not be excluded from courses and tests required to earn a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma; and
  • pass literacy and numeracy competency assessments as prescribed by the Board:
  • For students who entered the ninth grade prior to 2000-01, the literacy and numeracy competency assessments were the reading and mathematics subtests of the LPT.
  • For students who entered the ninth grade in 2000-01 and beyond, the literacy and numeracy competency assessments are the eighth-grade English Reading test and the eighth-grade Mathematics SOL test (Board action – November 30, 2000).
  • The Board also approved four additional substitute assessments to satisfy the literacy and numeracy requirements for students pursuing a Modified Standard Diploma.
  • Substitute Numeracy and Literacy Tests for the Modified Standard Diploma

    Superintendent's Memo – Informational #53, March 5, 2004

Discipline

Standard Credits

English

4

Mathematics

3

Laboratory Science

2

History & Social Studies

2

Health & Physical Education

2

Fine Arts & Technical Education

1

Electives

6

Total

20

 

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