Graduation-Requirements-for-2021-and-Beyond-Header APS Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2021 and Beyond

Graduation requirements are changing for the APS Class of 2021. The APS Board of Education has adopted new graduation requirements in accordance with state law. (See Board Policy IKF) These new graduation requirements reinforce the importance of the district’s strategic plan, APS 2020, which has three strategic goals. One of these goals is that all students will earn credentials that open doors. By earning the required credentials below, students will demonstrate postsecondary and workforce readiness.

What changed? Students in the class of 2020 are required to complete Steps 1 and 2 to graduate. Starting with the class of 2021 and beyond, students are required to complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 to graduate.

 

STEP 1: Students must complete graduation course requirements for their high schools.

Minimum high school graduation requirements for APS are 22 units of credit:

COURSE

UNITS OF CREDIT

English

4.0

Mathematics

4.0

Science

3.0

Social Sciences

3.0 (Incld. 1.0 of U.S. History and 0.5 of Civil Gov.)

World Language

1.0

Elective & Additional Core Academic Courses

7.0

 

STEP 2: Students must complete the Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) process.

The ICAP is a personalized career and academic planning process. Students must consult with their high school counselor to set career and academic goals and create a plan to achieve them.

 

STEP 3: Students must successfully demonstrate mastery in English AND Mathematics.

Graduates must demonstrate mastery on at least one of the district adopted measures in English AND at least one of the district adopted measures in Mathematics.

APS Menu of Options | Career and College Ready Demonstrations

OPTIONS

ENGLISH

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MATHEMATICS

Accuplacer

62 on Reading Comprehension

 

61 on Elementary Algebra

ACT Scores

18 on English section

 

19 on Math section

Advanced Placement (AP)

2 or above

 

2 or above

Concurrent Enrollment

Grade of C or better

in 092 or 093

 

Grade of C or better

in 050 or 055

District Capstone

Earned Capstone Completion Certificate

 

Earned Capstone Completion Certificate

Industry-based Certificates

Earned Certificate

 


Earned Certificate

International Baccalaureate (IB)

4 or above

 

4 or above

SAT Scores

430

 

460

Workforce Training Certificates

(ACT Work Keys)

Bronze or higher

 

Bronze or higher

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

31

 

31