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 (which includes electives that satisfy the Visual Performing Arts, 21st Century Life and Careers or Career-Tech Ed, and Financial, Economic Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy requirements).
- 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.
Refer to Policy 5460: LRHSD High School Graduation Requirements for more information.
Graduation Testing Requirements
New Jersey regulations (N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1) require all students to demonstrate proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. To qualify for a high school diploma, students must meet the NJ High School Graduation Assessment Requirements.