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Graduation Requirements

In January of 2007, the State Board of Education voted to strengthen high school graduation requirements. These new requirements are designed to better prepare each student for success in college, work, and citizenship. To earn a diploma, students will need to:

Successfully complete the credit requirements
Demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skills
Meet the personalized learning requirements

A phase-in schedule (2010-2014) has been created to allow students, families, schools and teachers to adequately prepare to meet these new requirements. You can find the state graduation requirements for each graduating class at Oregon Department of Education’s website.

Please note: The credit requirements below refer to state-wide requirements for the class of 2014 and serve as a minimum for graduation. Individual districts may have additional requirements. Please check with your school district to confirm your local graduation requirements.

For more information about the Oregon Diploma visit www.GetReadyOregon.org or www.ode.state.or.us/go/diploma.

Oregon Diploma Requirements

Essential Skills
Students will be required to show they can:
• Read and Comprehend a variety of texts
• Write clearly and accurately
• Listen actively and speak clearly and coherently
• Apply mathematics in a variety of settings
• Think critically and analytically
• Use technology to learn, live and work
• Demonstrate civic and community engagement
• Demonstrate global literacy
• Demonstrate personal management and teamwork skills

The first four skills will be required for graduation in 2012, and the remaining will be phased in during the following years.

| Personalized Learning
Plan and Profile: With the help of adults, students develop a plan for the classes and experiences they will need to prepare for their post-high school goals. They will document their progress and accomplishments along the way. On pages 5-11 you will find a copy of the Educational Plan that students will be using to track their progress towards graduation and use to guide their post-secondary options.
Career-Related Learning Experiences: Students participate in experiences that connect classroom learning with the workplace and community.
Extended Application: Students apply knowledge and skills related to their interests and goals by demonstrating critical thinking, problem solving, or inquiry in real-world contexts.

 

Credit Requirements
Credit Explanation      
  • 1/2 Credit = credit received in an area of study offered for 65 clock hours (acquired in one semester).
  • 1 Credit = credit received in an area of study offered for 130 clock hours (normally acquired in two semesters, which is one school year).
Credits by subject
Graduating Classes
of 2011
Graduating Classes
of 2012 & 2013
Graduating Classes
of 2014
English/Language Arts

4

4
4
Mathematics
3
3
3 - Algebra I & Above
Science
2
3
3
Social Sciences
3
3
3
Physical Education
1
1
1
Health
1
1
1
Career & Tech. Ed., The Arts,
and/or Second Language
1
3 (in any combination)
3 (in any combination)
Electives
9
6
6
Total Credits
24
24
24
       
Proficiency in Essential Skills

Education Plan & Profile
Career-Related Learning Experiences
Career-Related Learning Standards
Extended Application

 

Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 February, 2018 2:39 PM