604 - Graduation Requirements Policy

 

 604 - Graduation Requirements Policy

 

 

 Date created:  
Approved By:  
Date Approved: Year Reviewed:
February 2014
SPC 20180517 2017-2018
BRD 20180607

 

Graduation Requirements

The minimum credits needed to graduate vary per graduation year due to changes in local and/or state requirements. Students are required to fulfill the total credits needed for graduation according to the following content areas in the chart below. There are 31 credits available for full time students during their high school years, 9th through 12th grade.

 

 PACT Charter School Graduation Credit Requirements  

 Grad Year

2018/2019

2020

2021

2022+

 Course

 

 

 

 

 Language Arts

4

4

4

4

 Social Studies

4

4

4

4

 Math (Algebra 2) 

3

3

3

3

 Science

3

3

3

3

 Foreign Language

1

1

1

1

 PE/Health

1

1

1

1

 Fine Arts

1

1

1

1

 Advisory

1

0.75

0.625

0.5

 Electives

7

8.25

8.875

9.5

Minimum Requirements:

25

26

26.5

27

One credit is equivalent to a full-year or completion of two semesters of a course that meets daily.

 

Further Graduation Requirement information:

  • Actual credit values for transfer students may differ from these requirements (refer to 603.2 - Transfer Credit Policy). The intent for transfer students is for them to have taken the equivalent of the course work listed above.
  • CIS/PSEO credits are calculated at a ratio of 4:1 PACT credits.
  • A 3-credit CIS/PSEO course is adequate to meet a one-year PACT graduation requirement in a specific area, although it will transfer to PACT as 0.75 credits. The additional 0.25 credits need to be met through electives.
  • The total number of credits required for graduation is the same for all PACT students.
  • Pre-High School Students who successfully complete a high school course will be given high school credit.
  • The Fine Arts requirement may be met by taking two semesters (or a combination of two) of music, dance, theater, visual arts or media arts. PACT has numerous elective options (over a four-year period) that meet these requirements.
  • Advisory is an eighth of a credit each year. Any deficiencies in Advisory credit must be made up through elective credits.
  • 3 credits of Math with a minimum of Algebra 2.
  • 4 credits of Social Studies need to be met in:
    • US History (1 credit)
    • Geography (1 credit)
    • World History (1 credit)
    • Government and Citizenship (0.5 credit)
    • Economics (0.5 credit)
  • 3 credits of Science need to be met in:
    • Biology (1 credit)
    • Physics, Intro to Physics or Chemistry (1 credit)
    • Additional Science (1 credit)
  • If the graduation requirements are not completely met, a student may participate in graduation activities without receiving a diploma if they meet the following criteria:
    • They are no more than 1.0 credit short in the total required areas or overall credits.

Diplomas are mailed after the graduation ceremony pending final grades and transcript reviews.

 

Legal References:

Minn. Statute §120B.024 (Credits)
Minn. Statute §124D.9, subd. 12 (PSEO Credits)
Minn. Statute §124E.03, subd. 2 para(b) (Charter school compliance)

 

 

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