SVECA students will have onsite access to the appropriate resources to achieve a diploma, a modified diploma, an extended diploma or an alternative certificate at each high school.

Students can earn a standard diploma after fulfilling the requirements listed below. To graduate, students must complete all of the following:

1)  Standard Diploma  — Minimum of 24 high school credits required 

  • Language Arts - 4 credits (Shall include the equivalent of one unit in written composition)

  • Mathematics - 3 credits (3 credits of Algebra I or higher for 2014 graduates and beyond)

  • Science - 3 credits* (3 credits Scientific inquiry & lab experiences)

  • Social Studies - 3 credits (Shall include history, civics, geography, and economics/personal finance)

  • Health - 1 credit

  • Physical Education - 1 credit

  • Applied Arts, Fine Arts, Career Tech Educations or Second Language - 3 credits

  • Electives - 6 credits

*Applied and integrated courses aligned to standards can meet credit requirements

*Lab experiences can take place outside of the school in field-based experiences

 2)  Essential Skills — Students must be able to demonstrate proficiency is the following Essential Skills to earn a diploma:

a) Read and comprehend a variety of texts

b) Write clearly and accurately

c) Apply mathematics in a variety of settings

 There are three options for students to meet the Essential Skills requirements:

a) By passing the Oregon Smarter-Balanced statewide assessments (SBAC)

b) Through National Standardized Tests (i.e. ACT, PLAN, SAT, PSAT, etc.), or

c) Meeting locally developed assessments requirements or work samples

3)  Personalized Learning

Educational Plan and Profile — Students will complete a four-year educational plan that documents their high school program of study. This plan includes a summary of career explorations, inventories, and personal reflections.

Extended Application/Collection of Evidence — Students must demonstrate that they have advanced mastery of a particular pathway. The collection of evidence documents the student’s learning and completion of requirements. The collection of evidence must meet standards adopted by the State Board of Education. See “Senior Seminar” tab.

Career-Related Knowledge and Skills — These skills are components of all classes and can be in any career exploration or experience: personal mastery, problem solving, communication, teamwork, organization and systems, employment foundations, and career development. Students must meet a performance standard adopted by the State Board of Education.

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