Requirements for GraduationTo 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.
The LRHSD High School Graduation Requirements policy can be found here.
Graduation Testing RequirementsNew 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 as described here: http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf
Note: Class of 2021 students must pass the PARCC ALG01 assessment and the PARCC ELA 10 assessment. These two assessments are the only high school graduation assessments available for the Class of 2021 and beyond.