Graduation Requirements

Required Credits for Graduation

Full Day at UPHS Western Montgomery Career

& Technology Center

English
44
Social Studies43
Science43
Math43
Physical Education22
Health I & II11
Electives77.5
Technology21.5
Minimum2825

Required Minimum Total Credits for Graduation - In addition to passing the required courses, a student must also accumulate a minimum of twenty-eight (28) credits for graduation. 25 credits are required for students attending Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center.

Graduation/Testing Requirements

Keystone Exams

Students will need to be Proficient or Advanced on each of the Keystone Exams (English Literature, Algebra I, and Biology) in order to graduate. Alternate means of demonstrating proficiency, such as retests, remediation, and project-based assessments, will be available to students who do not score Proficient or Advanced. Any student who is currently enrolled in a course associated with a Keystone Exam must take the appropriate exam at the end of the course. The scores of students who complete a Keystone Exam in a grade other than 11th will be "banked" until those students are in 11th grade. At that time, those scores will be counted in the annual AYP calculation for the school in which the student attends 11th grade.

Biology Keystone

  1. All students who fail the Biology Course and the Biology Keystone Exam, must retake Biology as their next science course at UPHS.
  2. All students who pass the Biology Course but fail the Biology Keystone Exam, must take Environmental Science as their next science course at UPHS.

Algebra Keystone

  1. All students who fail the Algebra I Course and the Algebra I Keystone Exam, must retake Algebra I as their next math course at UPHS.
  2. All students who pass the Algebra I Course but fail the Algebra I Keystone Exam, must complete remediation and retake the Keystone Exam.

Literature Keystone

  1. All students who fail the English 10 Course and the Literature Keystone Exam, must retake English 10 as their next English course at UPHS.
  2. All students who pass the English 10 Course but fail the Literature Keystone Exam, must complete remediation and retake the Keystone Exam.

Furthermore for all students

  1. Perform Study Island to prepare for the Keystone Exam during your Keystone Course. The goal is to achieve a minimum score of 70% in all topic areas.
  2. Take the Keystone Exams.
  3. If the student receives a Proficient score on the Keystone Exams, they have fulfilled their graduation requirement.
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