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New Graduation Requirements Beginning 2013-14. May 9, 2013. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS . Current Diploma Options. Special Education. Modified Diploma Phased out for incoming 9 th Graders (2013-14) Current grades 9-12 are still eligible Requirements roll up to Standard

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special education
Special Education
  • Modified Diploma
    • Phased out for incoming 9th Graders (2013-14)
    • Current grades 9-12 are still eligible
    • Requirements roll up to Standard
      • Modified required 20 Standard Credits, 0 verified
      • Standard requires 22 Standard Credits, 6 verified
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Special Education
  • Credit Accommodations-
    • Approved by DOE to provide alternatives for students with disabilities to meet verified credit requirements
    • Credit Accommodations for students with disabilities may include:
      • Alternative courses to meet the standard credit requirements
      • Modifications to the requirements for locally awarded verified credits
special education credit accommodations
Special EducationCredit Accommodations
  • Additional tests approved by the Board of Education for earning verified credits
  • Adjusted cut scores on tests for earning verified credits
  • Allowance of work-based learning experiences through career and technical education (CTE) courses
career technical education virginia s credentialing initiative
Career & Technical EducationVirginia’s Credentialing Initiative

Must earn a VDOE approved CTE Credential to Graduate with a Standard Diploma

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Career & Technical Education

Virginia’s Credentialing Initiative

Industry Credentialing Spring Administration

April 25—May 10

  • 10 Different Assessments
  • 20 High School CTE Courses
  • Approximately 1200 Students; Various Grade Levels
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Career & Technical Education

Virginia’s Credentialing Initiative

Students can earn industry credentials in:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Agribusiness
  • AutoCAD
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Financial Literacy
  • Hospitality Management Food and Beverage
  • Microsoft Office Specialist—PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Specialist—Word
  • National Professional Customer Service
  • Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth of VA
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Career & Technical Education

Virginia’s Credentialing Initiative

(The Pruden Center)

Students can earn industry credentials in:

  • Automotive Collision Repair and Finishing
  • Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Automotive Engine Performance
  • Automotive Engine Repair
  • Certified Internet Webmaster--Internet Business
  • Certified Internet Webmaster—Network Technology
  • Certified Internet Webmaster—Site Development
  • ComTIA A+ Practical
  • ComTIA A+ Essential
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Career & Technical Education

Virginia’s Credentialing Initiative

(The Pruden Center)

Students can earn industry credentials in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Introductory Craft Skills
  • Oracle
  • ProStart (National Restaurant)
  • ServSafe (National Restaurant)
  • Small Animal Science and Technology
  • Virginia Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
  • Virginia Board of Nursing Nurse Aide
  • Welding
virtual course
Virtual Course
  • Compass Learning’s Odyssey Health Course may serve as the virtual course.
  • Selected modules will be assigned in the blended HPE9 course and the remaining modules will be assigned to HPE10.
  • This requirement will be met over a two year period.

http://www.spsk12.net/virtual-programs-available

community service requirement
Community Service Requirement
  • Required to complete 50 hours of community service, which may include:
    • volunteering for a charitable or religious organization that provides services to the poor, sick or less fortunate;
    • participating in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or similar youth organizations;
    • participating in political campaigns or government internships;
    • and participating in school-sponsored extracurricular activities that have a civics focus.
excellence in civics education seal
Excellence in Civics Education Seal
  • A grade of B or better average in Virginia & United States History and Virginia & United States Government with good attendance and no disciplinary referrals will be eligible for the State Board of Education’s Excellence in Civics Education Seal.
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Community Service Requirement

Recommended Number of Community Service Hours per Year

Grade 9 at least 16 hours

Grade 10 at least 17 hours

Grade 11 at least 17 hours

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Community Service Requirement

Students transferring into Suffolk Public Schools

will be required to complete the following hours of community service:

  • Entering in grade 10 at least 35 hours (recommend at least 18 hours per year)
  • Entering in grade 11 at least 20 hours (recommend at least 18 hours per year)
  • Entering in grade 12 at least 10 hours
academic and career plan
Academic and Career Plan
  • The Academic and Career Plan is a framework/projection of a student’s plan of studies.
  • All schools shall begin development of a personal Academic and Career Plan for each seventh-grade student with completion by the fall of the student’s eighth-grade year.
  • Suffolk Public Schools began developing plans for students in grade 4.
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