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High School Exit Standards Archive

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High School Exit Standards — Eliminated Effective October 2010

The year a student enters grade nine for the first time determines the graduation course requirements. According to State Board of Education policy GCS-N-004, students entering grade 9 for the first time in 2009-10 and beyond shall pass as defined in State Board of Education Policy GCS-L-004 (High School Transcript) the Future-Ready Core course of study, meet proficiency standards defined in State Board of Education Policy GCS-N-003, and meet local school board requirements.

Students entering grade 9 for the first time prior to 2009-10 shall select and pass as defined in State Board of Education Policy GCS-L-004 (High School Transcript) one of the four courses of study (i.e., College/University Preparation, College Technical Preparation, Career Preparation, or Occupational), meet proficiency standards defined in State Board of Education policy GCS-N-003, and meet local school board requirements.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 1.1mb)
Frequently asked questions regarding high school exit standards testing requirements

 

State Board of Education Policies Related to Exit Standards
Policies relating to the high school exit standards


Useful Resources
Resources providing additional information regarding the high school exit standards

 

Timeline for Implementation of the New High School Exit Standards (pdf, 58kb)
Proposed timeline for implementing the new high school exit standards

 

Effects of New High School Exit Standards on 2005-06 Middle School Students (pdf, 123kb)
Letter from Janice Davis and Lou Fabrizio on how the new high school exit standards will affect middle school students this year

 

High School Exit Standards Video Conference (October 12, 2006) (pdf)
A video conference on the high school exit standards including the graduation project will be held at different sites across the state on October 12, 2006

 

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