Graduation Requirements

  Graduation Requirements
To become eligible for graduation, a student must earn 26 credits. Specific credit requirements are:
4.0 credits in English (must include English 9, 10, 11, and 12)
3.0 credits in Social Studies (students must take US Studies, Civics and Economics, and Cultural Geography)
4.0 credits in Math (must include Algebra I and Geometry)
4.0 credits in Science (must include Integrated Science, Biology, and Chemistry)
1.0 credit in Fine Arts
1.0 credit in Technology
1.5 credits in Physical Education
.5 credit in Health
7.0 credits in Electives
Act 158 of 2018
Act 158 of 2018 provides alternatives to Pennsylvania's statewide requirement of attaining proficiency on the three end-of-course Keystone Exams (Algebra I, Biology, and Literature) in order for a student to achieve statewide graduation requirements.

Effective with the graduating class of 2023, students have the option to demonstrate postsecondary preparedness through one of four additional pathways that more fully illustrate college, career, and community readiness. Keystone Exams will continue as the statewide assessment Pennsylvania uses to comply with accountability requirements set forth in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Although students will no longer be required to achieve proficiency on the Keystone Exams in order to meet statewide graduation requirements, students must take the Keystone Exams for purposes of federal accountability. Failure to do so will affect a Local Education Agency (LEA) and school's participation rate.

Students who opt out of one or more Keystone Exams must still meet state and local graduation requirements through one of three pathways: CTE Concentrator, Alternative Assessment, or Evidence-Based.

This information is from the Pennsylvania Department of Education website.

SESD Pathways

Graduation pathways for South Eastern School District students include:
  Pathway 1: Keystone Proficiency
  Pathway 2: Keystone Composite Score
  Pathway 3: CTE Concentrator
  Pathway 4: Alternative Assessment
  Pathway 5: Evidence-Based