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Graduation Requirements



Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the Shikellamy High School, students shall complete the following requirements:

1.      Demonstrate proficiency of the PA standards

2.      Accumulate the prescribed credits adopted by Shikellamy School District

3.      Complete a culminating graduation project

4.      Pass Keystone exam requirements as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the graduating year

 

GRADUATION PROJECT

The students’ graduation project will be formalized with required career-related activities that will be completed during senior year in English class. The number of credits required for graduation will be 26 credits. The following information includes additional changes.

 

REQUIRED CREDITS

Content Area(s)

Credits Required

Arts and Humanities

Two (2)

Communication Arts

Four (4)

Health and Physical Education

Two and three quarters (2.75) Class of 2016 & 2017

One and three quarters (1.75) Class of 2018 & Beyond

Mathematics

Four (4)

Science

Four (4)

Social Studies

Four (4)

Computer Applications

One-half (.50) Class of 2016 & 2017 only. Not required Class of 2018 and Beyond

Electives

Four and three quarters (4.75) Class of 2016 & 2017

Five and three quarters (5.75) Class of 2018 & Beyond

Total

Twenty-six (26)

 

ARTS & HUMANITIES CREDITS

Choose elective Arts and Humanities credits from specific courses in the following areas: 

·         Art Courses

·         Communication Arts Courses

·         Family Consumer Science Courses

·         Industrial Arts Courses

·         World Language Courses

·         Music Courses

·         Social Studies Courses.

 

CREDITS FOR PROMOTION

From Grade

To Grade

Total Credits

9th

10th

6.0

10th

11th

13.0

11th

12th

19.5

12th

Graduation

26.0