Graduation Requirements

The State of Oregon is now requiring that students not only receive the required amount of credits to earn their High School Diploma but also demonstrate the ability to pass one or more Essential Skill Assessments, depending on their grade level.
Students who receive the required amount of credits but DO NOT demonstrate the ability to pass the Essential Skills Assessment will receive a Certificate of Attendance, NOT a Standard Diploma. The Essential Skills required are based on the school year the student first enrolled in grade 9. For students entering 9th grade in 2010-2011 and beyond each of the Essential Skills listed below is required.

Essential Skill Passing Score with Smarter Balanced Testing
(2015-16 and after)
Reading High school reading claim score: 2515
Writing High school writing claim score: 2583
Math High school math composite score: 2543

Graduation Activities

A student who successfully completes all required Essential Skills and credit requirements of the State of Oregon, the Redmond School District Board of Education, Redmond High School, and who is in good standing may participate in graduation activities.

Diploma Options

Students attending high school in the Redmond School District may, as proof of performance, receive one of the following:

  • Standard Diploma: This diploma will be awarded to students who successfully complete all credit, attendance and Essential Skills requirements.
  • University Diploma: This diploma will be awarded to students who complete a course of study that includes additional core course requirements in math, science and foreign language, as recommended for admission to most universities. Students must also complete all additional attendance and Essential Skills requirements.
Standard Diploma
Curriculum Area Required Credits Notes
English
Language Arts
4.0
Mathematics 3.0 Class of 2014 and beyond: 1.0 credit at Algebra 1 level, 2.0 credits at a level higher than Algebra 1
Science 3.0 2.0 credits in lab sciences
Social Science in the following areas: 3.0 credits as follows:
   Geography      .5
   History    2.0
   Government      .5
Health 1.0
Physical Education 1.0
Second Language
Art
Career & Technical
3.0
Career Education .5
Electives 5.5
**Essential Skills Required Class of 2014 and beyond Reading (236), Writing (40) & Math (236)
TOTAL: 24.0
University Diploma
Curriculum Area Required Credits Notes
English
Language Arts
4.0
Mathematics 4.0 Class of 2014 and beyond: 3.0 credits of Algebra I or higher for a total of four credits
Science 4.0 2.0 credits in lab sciences
Social Science in the following areas: 3.0 credits as follows:
   Geography      .5
   History    2.0
   Government      .5
Health 1.0
Physical Education 1.0
Second Language 2.0
Art/Career & Technical 2.0
Career Education .5
Electives 4.5
**Essential Skills Required Class of 2014 and beyond Reading (236), Writing (40) & Math (236)
TOTAL:    26.0

** Students are required to earn the appropriate Essential Skill(s) based on the year they started high school as a 9th grader, regardless of the year they graduate. Information for the class of 2014 and beyond applies to all students who began 9th grade in 2010-2011 or after.

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