FASD

Graduation Requirements

 

Traditional Students (Class of 2017, 25 credits)

4.0 credits in English
7.0 credits in Math and Science with no more than 4.0 credits in either area **(all students must take a math course in their junior year)
4.0 credits in Social Studies
2.0 credits in World Language
2.5 credits in Health and Physical Education (2.0 credits in PE and 0.5 credit in Health)

1.0 credit in Computer Technology
0.5 credit in Personal Finance

0.5 credit in Independent Living

0.5 credit in Public Speaking
3.0 credits in Electives (student selects additional courses from among those approved for credit toward graduation by the school district, including approved career and technology center courses)

 

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Students (Class of 2017, 25 credits)

4.0 credits in English
3.0 credits in Math (all students must take a math course in their junior year)
3.0 credits in Science

3.0 credits in Social Studies
1.0 credit in Health and Physical Education (0.5 credit in each)

0.5 credit in Personal Finance

0.5 credit in Independent Living

0.5 credit in Public Speaking
9.5 credits in Electives (student selects additional courses from among those approved for credit toward graduation by the school district, including approved Career and Technology Center courses)

 

 

Keystone Exam Proficiency

Students will demonstrate proficiency on each of the Algebra I, Biology and Literature Keystone exams.  Students may take any exam more than once, up to and including the annual Spring Keystone exam window administered in May of the Grade 11 year.  If Proficiency has not been achieved by the end of the Grade 11 year, a local assessment will be given to assure rigorous assessment, fair administration, and reliable results are obtained for affected students in the necessary courses/subjects.

 

Graduation Project

Based on new ESSA legislation, graduation projects are no longer required for graduation.  All FAHS students must successfully complete all graduation requirements listed on page 16 of the student handbook.  Students entering their 10th grade year will be assigned a faculty mentor to guide them through graduation requirements and post-secondary choices.

 

Community Service

Students will complete ten (10) hours of community service each year.  The following total service requirements are listed for respective graduating classes as follows:

                 Class of 2017                              30 Hours by May 1 of Graduating Year

                 Class of 2018 and after             40 Hours by May 1 of Graduating Year

 

Community service hours can be completed throughout the school year and throughout the summer time.  Check back for positings of community service opportunities.

 

Requirements to participate in the Graduation Ceremony

    Students MUST have completed all academic requirements, including taking required final exams for graduation, served all assigned suspensions/detentions, have a cafeteria balance of zero, satisfied all outstanding obligations (returned all library books, fundraising monies, etc.), return of iPad, case, and charger, have no more than 25 days absent during the school year and no more than 15 days tardy to school during the senior year, to participate in the commencement exercises with his/her class.  Students will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony unless dressed appropriately.

  1. Young men should wear dress pants, a collared shirt and dress shoes.  Jeans, sneakers and flip-flops are not permitted.
  2. Young women should wear a dress or skirt/top combination and dress shoes.  Jeans, sneakers and flip-flops are not permitted.

High School Course Completion by 7th & 8th Grade Students

In some cases, students are capable of advanced academic work. Students who complete high school courses during their 7th & 8th grade years will have the option of having the credits and their grades factored into their high school grade point average (GPA) for those courses. Decisions made toward course inclusion on high school transcripts will be required to be made at the conclusion of the student’s 8th grade year. Courses completed, but not included on the high school transcript will require students to complete all graduation requirements during grades 9-12.

High School Course Completion by 9th through 12th Grade Students      

                           

Students in grades nine through twelve are expected to meet or exceed grade level expectations in order to meet graduation requirements.  In the event that a student has not met grade level expectations, Summer School will provide an opportunity for credit recovery.  If a student or his/her parent chooses not to take advantage of Summer School, they do so with the knowledge that the student will not remain on track to graduate with his/her class.  For more information reference Policy 215 Promotion and Retention.

 

Status

Credits Completed

Freshman

Less than 6

Sophomore

6

Junior

12

Senior

18

Graduate

25

        

 Commencement Requirements

Students MUST have completed all requirements for graduation and paid all obligations, including serving suspensions/detentions to participate in commencement exercises with their class. Students will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony unless dressed appropriately.
1. Boys must wear dress slacks (no jeans); a shirt with a collar and dress shoes (no athletic-type shoes or flip flops).
2. Girls must wear a dress or skirt and blouse, stockings and dress shoes (no athletic-type shoes or flip flops).