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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

A student must fulfill graduation requirements in effect when he/she enters the ninth grade for the first time, without regard to the year the student graduates.  A summary of graduation requirements is presented in this section; please consult your school counselor or administrator for further information.

 

Beginning with the Class of 2020 students will be mandated by the Department of Education for the State of Pennsylvania to show proficiency on end-of-course assessments Keystone Exams in the following areas:  Algebra I, Biology, and Literature.  Students who score basic or below basic skill levels on these assessments will be required to complete Project Based Assessments during their eleventh grade school year to submit to the Department of Education for grading. 

 

In grades 9 through 12 every student graduating shall have completed 120 hours of instruction in the following 25 units of credit:

 

                Academic Students

                         Unit of           Subject

                          Credit

                                4              English

                                4              Mathematics (must pass 3)

                                4              Science

                                4              Social Studies

                                1              Health

                                1              Physical Education

                                2              STEM Electives (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics)

                                6              Elective Courses

                                25           Total Credits

 

                Career and Technology Students

        4              English

                                4              Mathematics (must pass 3)

                                3              Science

                                3              Social Studies

                                1              Health

                                1              Physical Education

                                9              Elective Courses through CTC courses

                                25           Total Credits

 

The Carmichaels Area School District will acknowledge each student’s successful completion of the instructional program appropriate to the student’s interests and needs by awarding a diploma at graduation ceremonies.

 

The District shall award a regular high school diploma to every student enrolled in this district who meets the requirements of graduation.  The requirement for graduation shall be the completion of work and studies representing the instructional program assigned to grades 9 through 12.

 

The fourth year of high school shall not be required if the student has been accepted by an accredited institution of higher learning and has completed all requirements for graduation.

 

The Superintendent is responsible for the planning and execution of graduation ceremonies which appropriately mark this important achievement.  Accurate recording of each student’s achievement of academic standards shall be maintained, as required by law and State Board regulations.

 

Students shall be informed of graduation requirements they are expected to complete.

 

Periodic warnings shall be issued to students in danger of not fulfilling graduation requirements.

 

No student who has completed the requirements for graduation shall be denied a diploma as a disciplinary measure, but he/she may be denied participation in the graduation ceremony when personal conduct so warrants.  Such exclusion shall be regarded as a school suspension.

 

A list of all candidates for the award of a diploma shall be submitted to the School Board for its approval.