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Graduation Exercise Policy

Requirements for a Diploma

To receive a high school diploma from the district, a student must successfully:
- Complete the required number of credits;
- Complete any locally required courses in addition to the courses mandated by the state; and
- Depending on the year in which the student is scheduled to graduate, pass a statewide exit-level exam or achieve passing scores on certain end-of-course (EOC) assessments.

The exit-level test, for which satisfactory performance is required as a condition for
graduation of any student who is in grade 12 during the 2015–2016 school year,
covers English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies and
requires knowledge of Algebra I and Geometry; Biology and Integrated
Chemistry and Physics; English III; and early American and United States
History, World History, and World Geography. If a student in grade 12 did not
pass all sections while in grade 11, there will be opportunities to retake each
applicable subject area test.

Beginning with students who entered grade 9 in the 2011–2012 school year,
student are required with limited exceptions, to perform satisfactorily on the
following EOC assessments: English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and United
States History. A student who has not achieved sufficient scores on the EOC
assessments to graduate will have opportunities to retake the assessments.

If a student fails to perform satisfactorily on an EOC assessment, the district will
provide remediation to the student in the content area for which the performance
standard was not met.

This may require participation of the student before or after normal school hours
or at times of the year outside normal school operations.