• Local and Statewide High School 

    Graduation Requirements

    Graduation is based upon the work completed in grades 9 through 12. The requirements for graduation are in accordance with the Requirements for Graduation in Pennsylvania Secondary Schools set up by the State Department of Education.

     

    Effective with the 2012-2013 term, all students must have a full schedule and, at a minimum, pass the following specific requirements to graduate.  This is in addition to Physical Education. Physical Education is required at the 9th grade level, followed by 1 full credit completed between grades 10-12. 

     

    1999 and thereafter – 24 credits grades 9 through 12 as follows:

     

    English – 4 credits

    Social Studies – 4 credits

    Math – 3 credits

    Science – 3 credits

    Health – .50 credit

    Physical Education – 1 credit

    Electives – 8.5 credits  

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    24 total credits

    6 – Credits in selected program of study 


    All students in grades 9-12 must have a full schedule at all times in a school year!

     

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    In addition to the aforementioned graduation requirements, students must also successfully complete a Career Graduation Research Assignment

      and demonstrate proficiency in the following subjects; Algebra, Biology and Literature.

     

     

    NEW! PA State Graduation Requirements (Graduating class of 2023 and beyond)

    IN 2018, GOVERNOR TOM WOLF SIGNED INTO LAW ACT 158. THIS LEGISLATION ADDRESSES HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND HOW THE KEYSTONE EXAMS WILL FACTOR INTO THE NEW PATHWAY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2023 AND BEYOND. STUDENTS MUST MEET BOTH LOCAL AND STATEWIDE GUIDELINES FOR GRADUATION, INCLUDING MEETING ONE OF THE PATHWAYS OUTLINED IN THE DOCUMENT INCLUDED IN THIS MAILING. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ALL STUDENTS REMAIN REQUIRED TO TAKE THE ALGEBRA I, BIOLOGY AND LITERATURE KEYSTONE EXAMS REGARDLESS OF WHICH PATHWAY THEY ARE COMPLETING.

    Parent Information Letter

    Pathways Graphic

    Act 158 Toolkit and Detailed Information

     

     

    PA Department of Education Website

     

     

    2023-2024 Program of Studies Guide