• Requirements for Graduation

    To qualify for a state-endorsed diploma, a student must have
    • completed the selected program of study appropriate to his/her needs and abilities
    • earned a minimum of 130 credits, including the required subjects listed on the Course Planning Worksheet viewed by clicking here (electives that satisfy the Visual Performing Arts, 21st Century Life and Careers or Career-Tech Ed, and Financial, Economic Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy requirements can be found here)
    • met the state graduation testing requirements (see below)

    No course may satisfy more than one of the requirements. Course expectations (District and/or NJ State Core Proficiencies) will be clearly set forth in writing for any course required for graduation and will be available to the student or his or her parents/guardians upon request to the classroom teacher.

    The Board of Education will provide opportunities for remediation to students who fail to meet required proficiencies. 

    The LRHSD High School Graduation Requirements policy can be found here.

    Graduation Testing Requirements
    New Jersey law (18A: 7C-6.2) requires all students to demonstrate proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. To qualify for a high school diploma under current law, students from the Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 must meet at least one threshold score in ELA and one in Math through a PARCC test score or a score on a designated substitute assessment (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, ACT Aspire, Accuplacer, or ASVAB-AFQT) as listed below.
    Note: Class of 2020 students must take all PARCC assessments for which they are eligible in order for their scores on any substitute assessments to count toward meeting these graduation testing requirements.


    English Language Arts





    PARCC ELA Grade 9 >= 750 (Level 4) or

    PARCC Algebra I >= 750 (Level 4) or

    PARCC ELA Grade 10 >=750 (Level 4) or

    PARCC Geometry >= 725 (Level 3) or

    PARCC ELA Grade 11 >= 725 (Level 3) or

    PARCC Algebra II >= 725 (Level 3) or


    Prior to 3/1/16 SAT Critical Reading >= 400 or



    Prior to 3/1/16 SAT Math >= 400 or



    3/1/16 or later SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section >= 450 OR SAT Reading Test >=22



    3/1/16 or later SAT Math Section >= 440 OR SAT Math Test >=22


    ACT Reading or ACT PLAN Reading >= 16 or

    ACT or ACT PLAN Math>= 16 or

    Accuplacer Write Placer >= 6 or

    Accuplacer Elementary Algebra >= 76 or

    Accuplacer Write Placer ESL >= 4 or



    PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading* >=40 or

    PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading** >=22 or



    PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math*>= 40 or

    PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math** >=22 or


    ACT Aspire Reading >= 422 or

    ACT Aspire Math >= 422 or

    ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31 or

    ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31 or

    Meet the Criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal

    Meet the Criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal

    Note: *PSAT taken prior to October 2015; **PSAT taken after October 2015