Graduation Criteria


Graduation Requirements

 In accordance with Senate Bill 1380, ALL students entering the 9th grade will be enrolled in the college preparatory curriculum.

 Prior to entering the 9th grade, students will have the option to "opt out" of the college preparatory curriculum with the parent/guardian's approval.

 In order to receive a high school diploma from Moore Public Schools, the student must successfully complete the following required courses plus eight and one half units (seventeen semesters) of electives. In accordance with H.B. 3218, all students graduating in the year 2016 and beyond will participate in the Oklahoma State School Testing Program.  The achievement score for all state given assessments 9th – 12th grade will be reported on the student’s high school transcript.


College Preparatory Curriculum
Senate Bill 1380
Units *

 

4 Units of English

Grammar, Composition, Literature, or any English course approved for college admission.

3 Units of Mathematics

Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics, or any math course with content and/or rigor above Algebra I and approved for college admission.

3 Units of Science

College Prep Graduation Requirements updated (Class of 2019):

1 unit of life science (Biology – may be Pre-AP or AP)

1 unit of physical science standards (Physical Science, Physics, or Chemistry)

1 unit of any Life, Physical, or Earth and Space Science (at or above the rigor of Biology I or Physical Science)

 

3.5 Units of History and

Citizenship Skills

1 unit U.S. History, 1 unit American Studies (Government), ½ unit Oklahoma History, and 1 unit World History

2 Units World Language or Technology

2 units of the same World Language or non-English language or 2 units of Computer Technology approved for college admission including computer programming, hardware and business computer applications, such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics, excluding keyboarding or typing courses.

1 Additional Unit

Listed above or career and technology education courses approved for college admission.

The Arts

1 Units of Fine Arts which may include, but are not limited to, music, art or drama, or 1 unit of Speech.

Personal Financial Literacy

½ Unit of Personal Financial Literacy in which students demonstrate satisfactory knowledge in 14 areas of instruction as defined by the State Department of Education (beginning with the class of 2014).

Electives

Elective units to equal a minimum of 23 total units.

 

If the student "opts out" of the college preparatory curriculum, with the parent/guardian's approval, they must meet the following diploma requirements.

 

Moore Public Schools Diploma Requirements

4 Units of English

English I - grammar and composition, and literature

English II - composition and World Literature

English III* - composition and American Literature

English IV - composition and English Literature

3 Units of Mathematics

1 Unit of Algebra 1 or Algebra I taught in contextual methodology

2 Units from course options:

Algebra II, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Math Analysis, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics & Probability I and II, Intermediate Algebra, and options approved by the State Department of Education approved course work with content and rigor equal to or above Algebra I

3 Units of Science

1 Unit of Biology 1· or Biology I taught in contextual methodology

                                         AND

2 Units from a lab science from State Department of Education approved course work which may include but is not limited to the following courses: Chemistry I, Physics, Physical Science, Earth Science, Zoology, Physiology, Astronomy, Applied Physics, Principles of Technology, or other science courses with content over and/or equal to the above Biology I, as recommended by the district and approved by the State Department of Education**

3.5 Units of Social Studies

 

1 Unit of World History

1 Unit of United States History

1 Unit of American Studies (Government)

.5 Unit of Oklahoma History

Electives

Elective units to equal a minimum of 23 total units.

Computer Education     (Beginning with the class of 2019) 1 unit of Computer Technology including computer programming, hardware and business computer applications, such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and graphics, excluding keyboarding or typing courses.

1 Unit of Fine Arts

(Beginning with the class of 2019) 1 Units of Fine Arts which may include, but are not limited to, music, art or drama

*All science and math offerings have received the State Department of Education Approval

Advanced Placement coursework is available for many upper level courses;  these may be substituted on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the academic units required.

When a student earns college credit through concurrent enrollment, the grade will be recorded on the student’s transcript and will be factored into the calculation of the student’s grade point average on a 4 (four point) scale.
  Students will receive high school credit for these courses.  Academic credit will be awarded for courses that are correlated with courses offered by the district’s high schools.  Elective credit will be awarded for courses that are not correlated.

Advanced Placement coursework is available for many upper level courses; these may be substituted on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the academic units required.

 

 To meet graduation requirements, local school district options may include but are not limited to: courses taken by concurrent enrollment, advanced placement, correspondence, district approved Internet Based Instruction courses, or courses bearing different titles.  The district strongly encourages students to complete two units of World languages as part of the core curriculum for high school graduation.  The districts requirements may exceed the state graduation requirements.

 

•    A Carnegie Unit of credit is given for the successful completion of a course that meets 40 minutes a day, five days a week, for at least 36 weeks, or equivalent of 120 clock hours within the school year.  Sets of competencies are the skills and competencies adopted by the State Board of Education.  Rigor means a level of difficulty that is appropriate for the grade level that meets state and national standards.  Contextual methodology means academic content and skills taught by utilizing real-world problems and projects to help students understand the application of knowledge.

 A high school student who has transferred from another school district having completed the 14 competencies required by state law for credit in Personal Financial literacy will not be required to take the course for credit in this district in order to graduate.

 A high school student who completes required coursework for graduation at the end of the first semester and exits high school will still be allowed to participate in graduation activities in the spring.

 

Certificate of Distinction

 

Students who meet the specified requirements will be recognized as graduates of distinction.  Advanced placement classes in the subject areas may be substituted on a course-by-course basis to satisfy the academic units required for a certificate of distinction.

 

4 units of English

4 units of Mathematics

4 units of Social Studies

4 units of Science

 

Two units or sets of competencies of the same foreign or non-English language or two units of computer technology approved for college admission requirements,

1 additional unit in the areas of Technology, Humanities, or the Arts

•    Must have a minimum of a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

•    Achieve a satisfactory (or advanced) score, or its equivalent, on all exams required through the                  Oklahoma School Testing Program (not to include tests designed to be predictive of college success, i.e.       Pre ACT, PSAT, etc…)

 

Requirements for Graduating Seniors

A.    Forty-six semesters and 2 sets of competencies in the fine arts are required.

B.    A student must have a graduation plan that will enable him/her to participate in graduation exercises          to be enrolled as a senior.

C.    Students must have scores on all  exams required through the Oklahoma School Testing Program on          their transcripts in order to graduate. (see also #1 Graduation Requirements)

D.    Students must have successfully completed 20 semesters of course work to be enrolled as a junior.

E.    Students must have successfully completed 10 semesters of course work to be enrolled as a                      sophomore.

 

II.  Educational Options

     A. Educational options such as correspondence courses, independent study, and district approved courses for Internet Based Instruction, and night school are considered appropriate methods for developing mastery.

      B. Students demonstrating competency in district designated curriculum areas shall receive credit for the appropriate course(s). Competency in the curriculum areas designated for proficiency testing shall be demonstrated when a student completes an assessment or evaluation appropriate to curriculum area with at least 90% accuracy. Examples of assessments may include portfolio, criterion-referenced test, thesis, project, product or performance. Proficiency in all laboratory science courses requires that students perform relevant laboratory techniques. 

III.  Graduation Criteria

        A. At least 2 units of the last 3 units of course work shall be completed in attendance in the accredited high school from which the individual expects to receive his/her diploma. A senior student from a family serving on active duty in the military who has moved from out of state or from another school in Oklahoma and has become a legal resident may complete the graduation units required from his/her previous school providing the student would be unable to meet the specific graduation requirements of the district without extending the date of graduation.

      B. All students must enroll in 6 classes per semester, or be concurrently enrolled in college courses under the criteria set by the Oklahoma State Regents.

      C. Credit is given for successful completion of each semester of class work.

      D. Students who need more than 3 semesters of course work for graduation shall not be permitted to participate in graduation exercises.

        

IV.  Valedictorian and Salutatorian

       The valedictorian will be the top ranked student based on the grade point average of all courses taken for high school credit through the first semester of 12th grade. The salutatorian will be the 2nd ranked student.  All students with a 4.00 grade point average and above based on the grade point average of all courses taken for high school credit through the first semester of 12th grade will be designated as honor graduates.

 

 

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