Graduation RequirementsIn order to graduate, students must successfully complete 26.5 academic credits; one Graduation Project (see explanation below) and must achieve Proficiency on the Keystone exams.1. The 26.5 Credits must be earned in the following areas:
Content Area Non-CTE Students CTE Students English 4 credits 4 credits Science 4 credits 3 credits Mathematics (3 required credits: Algebra 1,2 and Geometry) 4 credits 4 creditsSocial Studies(with a minimum of 3 credits in Social Studies, the 4th credit may be satisfied by a level 3 course in World Language) 4 credits 3 credits Electives: Academic, Art, Career Development an/or Physical Education 7 credits 9 credits Health 1 credit 1 credit Physical Education 2 credits 2 credits Graduation Project .5 credits .5 credits
2. Graduation Project
Each student is required to complete a graduation project that highlights accomplishments in all subject areas and focuses in a particular career field. The project begins during junior year and continues through senior year.
3. Proficiency on Keystones
Proficiency is the demonstration of knowledge of key concepts in a particular subject area on an assessment. Keystones have a 4 point scale: 4=Advanced, 3=Proficient, 2=Basic, 1=Below Basic. To demonstrate proficiency, students must score a 3 or 4.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra, Literature and Biology Keystone.
PROMISE-READINESS is more than a 2.5 GPA and 90% attendance.It is:
- Academic Mastery A rigorous course of study in high school is the number #1 predictor of college completion
- Behaviors and Habits including study skills and a healthy lifestyle
- Ambitions and Dreams including a detailed plan for the future