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New Graduation Requirements. Changes to begin with Class of 2013. Changes Include:. Transition from Gateway to EOC as a percentage of semester grade Aligning the curriculum with national standards New assessments One diploma for all students. English Requirements*. English I 1 Credit

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New graduation requirements

New Graduation Requirements

Changes to begin with Class of 2013


Changes include
Changes Include:

  • Transition from Gateway to EOC as a percentage of semester grade

  • Aligning the curriculum with national standards

  • New assessments

  • One diploma for all students


English requirements
English Requirements*

  • English I 1 Credit

  • English II 1 Credit

  • English III 1 Credit

    • AP Language and Composition

  • English IV 1 Credit

    • AP English Literature or Composition

    • Dual English Credit

      * ESL or English Resource may count for up to two credits of any of the above


Math requirements
Math Requirements

  • Math – 4 credits: (students must take a math class every year)

  • Algebra IA & IB 1 Math Credit & 1 Elective Credit

  • Geometry 1 Credit

  • Algebra II 1 Credit

  • Upper level Math 1 Credit

    • Bridge Math for Students who have not earned a 19 ACT Math

    • Capstone Math for Students who score 19 or above on ACT Math

    • STEM Math (Pre- Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Discrete Mathematics)


Science requirements
Science Requirements

  • Science – 3 Credits

  • Biology I 1 Credit

  • Chemistry or Physics 1 Credit

  • Another Lab. Science 1 Credit


  • Social studies requirements
    Social Studies Requirements

    • Social Studies – 3 Credits

  • W. History or W. Geography 1 Credit

  • U. S. History 1 Credit

  • Economics ½ Credit

  • Government ½ Credit


  • Fine art foreign language and elective focus
    Fine Art, Foreign Language, and Elective Focus

    • Fine Art, Foreign Lang., and Elective Focus – 6 Credits

  • Fine Art 1 Credit

  • Foreign Language 2 Credits

  • Elective Focus 3 Credits

  • Students completing a CTE elective focus must complete three units in the same CTE program area or approved program of study.

  • Science and math, humanities, fine arts

  • Other areas approved by the Board of Education

  • The Fine Art and Foreign Language requirements may be waived for students who are sure they are not going to attend a University and be replaced with courses designed to enhance and expand the elective focus.


  • Other changes
    Other Changes

    • P. E. and Wellness – 1.5 Credits:

  • Wellness 1 Credit

  • Physical Education ½ Credit

  • The physical education requirement may be met by substituting an equivalent time of physical activity in other areas including but not limited to marching band, AFJROTC, cheerleading, and interscholastic athletics.

  • Personal Finance ½ Credit


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