Diplomas

 

DIPLOMAS



Advanced Studies


GRADUATING ADVANCED STUDIES DIPLOMA

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED STUDIES DIPLOMA


To graduate from high school with an advanced studies diploma a student must have earned at least 28 credits in addition to meeting all other requirements. The four additional units of elective credit are to be selected from the areas of English, mathematics, science, history, social science, foreign language or fine/practical arts.


Beginning with the ninth-grade class, students shall earn the standard credits outlined below, and students shall earn the following number of verified units of credits:

 
     
Credits Needed For An Advanced Diploma
Area Of Study or Department & Units Of Credit
* Section below that includes the list of Courses that Comply/Complies With this Requirement Units Of Credit Needed Units Of Credits Required To Be Verified
English 4 2
Mathematics *1 4 2
Laboratory Sciences *2 4 2
History & Social Sciences *3 4 2
Foreign Language *4 3  
Health & Physical Education 2  
Fine Arts, Practical Arts, or Career and Technical Education 1  
Electives 2  
Students Selected Test   1

 


*1 Course, completed to satisfy this requirement shall be at or above the level of Algebra and shall include at least three different course selections from among: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or other mathematics courses above the level of Algebra II, or other mathematics courses above the level of Algebra II. The Board of Education may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.


*2 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include course selections from at least three different science disciplines from among: Earth Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The Board of Education may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.


*3 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include U. S. and Virginia History, U. S. and Virginia Government, and two World History/Geography course. Courses which satisfy the World History/Geography course are: (a) World History, and World Geography; (b) World History and Geography to 1000 A. D., and World History and Geography from 1000 A. D. to the Present; or (c) a semester course of World Geography, a semester course of World History to 1000 A. D., and a year-long course of World History 1000 A. D. to the Present. The Board of Education may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.


*4 Three years of one language or two years of two languages. Students completing the requirements for the advanced studies diploma may be eligible to receive a Governor's Seal and/ or other honor deemed appropriate by the local school board.

When students below the ninth grade successfully complete courses offered for credit grades 9 through 12, credit shall be provided the courses meet S. O. L. requirements or are equivalent in content and academic rigor as those courses offered at the secondary level, or verified units provided students achieve a passing score on end of course S. O. L. tests.

IEP Individualized Education Program

Graduating IEP Individualized Education Program


REQUIREMENTS FOR AN IEP (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM) DIPLOMA


INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DIPLOMA


An IEP diploma shall be awarded to each disabled student who successfully completes the requirements set forth in his/her IEP (Individualized Educational Program), but does not meet requirements for a diploma set forth in the Standards of Quality and the Standards of Accreditation.

Standard Diploma

Graduating Standard Diploma


REQUIREMENTS FOR A STANDARD DIPLOMA


Students shall earn standard units of credit earned, students shall earn the following number of verified units of credit: English-two; 4 of their choice of the following discipline areas.


Credits Required for Graduation for a Standard Diploma


Credits Needed For A Standard Diploma
Area Of Study or Department & Units Of Credit
* Section below that includes the list of Courses that Comply/Complies With this Requirement Units Of Credit Needed Units Of Credits Required To Be Verified
English 4 2
Mathematics *1 3 1
Laboratory Sciences *2 3 1
History & Social Sciences *3 3 1
Health & Physical Education 2  
Fine Arts, Practical Arts, or Career and Technical Education 1  
Electives 6  
Student Selected Test   1
Total Credits Needed 22 6

 

1 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall be at or above the level of Algebra and shall include at least two course selections from among: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or other mathematics courses above the level of Algebra and Geometry. The Board of Education may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.


2 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include course selections from at least two different science disciplines: Earth Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. The Board of Education may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.


3 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include: U. S. and Virginia History, U. S. and Virginia Government, and one World History/ Geography course. Courses which satisfy the World History/Geography course are: (a) World History; (b) World Geography/ (c) World History and Geography to 1000 A. D.; (d) World History and Geography 1000 AD. to the Present; or (e) a semester course of World History to 1000 AD. and a semester course of World Geography. The Board of Education may approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.


Students completing the requirements for the standard diploma may be eligible to receive a Board of Education Seal and/or other honor deemed appropriate by the local board.


General Education Development Certificate


G. E. D. General Education Development Certificate

The general educational development program is a national standardized program designed to make adults eligible to earn a high school equivalency certificate.


This qualifies such persons to satisfy the diploma requirement for admission to colleges or technical schools, and the educational requirements for induction into the armed forces of the United States.


This program offers a series of courses in preparation for a general education development test.


Test performance is the basis for awarding a G. E. D. Certificate.

Course enrollment is not prerequisite for taking the test or receiving the certificate.


Students who are enrolled in standard secondary school programs are not eligible to take the G. E. D. test to qualify for the G. E. D. Certificate.


Students enrolled in certain secondary alternative school programs may pursue a G. E. D. certificate program other than the standard graduation diploma program.


The Total Developmental Program precedes the testing.


The administration of the G. E. D. will be closely managed by G. E. D. personnel involved with the alternative program.


Under no circumstance may an individual under 16 qualify for testing or for eligibility for the G. E. D. certificate.


Other special entry and testing eligibility stipulations are required for individuals under the age of 18.


Those seeking further information should be referred to the director of Adult Education, Wise County Schools.


Since the G. E. D. program is considered a substitute program for the standard secondary school program, completion of the G. E. D. certificate is interpreted as a general parallel to the completion of the graduation diploma.


G. E. D. certificate recipients will not be allowed to re-enroll in a standard secondary school program except on a tuition basis.

 

G. E. D. DIPLOMA

G. E. D. diplomas shall be awarded to each disabled student who successfully completes the requirements set forth in his/her G. E. D. (Individualized Educational Program).


The G. E. D. does not meet requirements for a diploma set forth in the Standards of Quality and the Standards of Accreditation.


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