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Graduation Requirements



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Jefferson County Public Schools' mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future.

 Content Credits 
 English
 Math 3* 
 Science 3** 
 Social Studies/Social Sciences 3.5*** 
 Physical Education/Health 0.5 
 Fine/Practical Arts 0.5 
 Electives 8.5 
 Total 23 
*A minimum of Algebra 1, Geometry, and one additional course at or above Geometry.
**Three credits of laboratory classes in Science that meet both process and content standards are required.
***Including History, Geography, Civics, and Economics.
 
Per Board Policy IKF, the above criteria shall entitle a student, through the year 2020, to a high school diploma from Jefferson County Public Schools.  Starting in the year 2021, demonstration of career and college readiness in English and Math through one or more of the approved menu options, above, is also required for graduation.

A student who has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may be granted a diploma based on completion of the goals listed in the IEP and on the basis of modified content standards and modified course requirements.


Individual Career and Academic Plan

All schools will be accountable for developing an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) for each student beginning in grade seven. Leadership for the plan will be facilitated by counselors and administrators and monitored by school personnel. The plan will be reviewed and access will be provided, at a minimum, annually in grades seven through twelve and should include participation by students, parents or legal guardian, school counselors, school administrators and school personnel.  The ICAP and ICAP related data shall be available upon request to the student, parent or legal guardian and/or approved service providers in both electronic and printable form. 

The ICAP will set out a course of study for each student based on completion of all requirements for graduation from Jefferson County Schools.

 

Other Requirements for Graduation
In grades nine through twelve, students shall take at least four classes in core contents or three Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate courses every semester. Principals may waive this requirement based on individual student circumstances. 



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