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

Get ready for graduation! The graduation requirements for the Class of 2021 and beyond look different from classes in previous years.​ These graduation requirements, adopted by the APS Board of Education, reinforce the importance of APS 2020, the district’s strategic plan. One of the goals of APS 2020 is for students to 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 had to complete Steps 1 and 2 to graduate. Students in the class of 2021 and beyond will need to complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 in order to graduate.

 

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

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 (1.0 of U.S. History and 0.5 of Civil Gov. req.)
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 competency on at least one of the district adopted measures in both English AND Mathematics.

APS Menu of Options | Career and College Ready Demonstrations

OPTIONS ENGLISH  plus-icon MATHEMATICS
Next Generation Accuplacer 241 on Reading or 236 on Writing   255 on Arithmetic (AR) or 230 on Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS)
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 a specific Guarantee Transfer Pathway

 

Grade of C or better in a specific Guarantee Transfer Pathway

District Capstone Capstone Completed   Capstone Completed
Industry-based Certificates Earned Certificate   Earned Certificate
International Baccalaureate (IB) 4 or above   4 or above
SAT Scores 470   500

Workforce Training Certificates

(ACT Work Keys - National Career Readiness Certification)

Bronze or higher   Bronze or higher
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) 31 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)   31 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)