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Graduation Course Requirements for Students Entering the Ninth Grade for the First Time in 2018-2019 and Beyond      (RPS Program of Studies - page 14)

Applied Studies Diploma

The Applied Studies Diploma is a diploma option available to students identified as having a disability who complete the requirements of their individualized education programs (IEPs) and meet certain requirements prescribed by the Board of Education pursuant to regulations, but do not meet the requirements for any named diploma.

Standard Diploma

To graduate with a Standard Diploma for students entering the ninth grade for the first time in 2018-2019 and beyond, a student must earn at least 22 standard units of credit and five verified units of credit. Students earn standard credits by successfully completing required and elective courses. Students earn verified credits by successfully completing required courses and passing associated end-of-course SOL tests or other assessments approved by the state Board of Education. 

Advanced Diploma

To graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma for students entering the ninth grade for the first time in 2018-2019 and beyond, a student must earn at least 26 standard units of credit and five verified units of credit. Students earn standard credits by successfully completing required and elective courses. Students earn verified credits by successfully completing required courses and passing associated end-of-course SOL tests or other assessments approved by the state Board of Education.

Board of Education Diploma Seals

  • Governor's Seal
  • Bilateracy Seal
  • Career and Technology Seal
  • Diploma Seal for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Advanced Mathematics and Technology Seal
  • Seal for Excellence in Science and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

School Counseling Services
301 North Ninth Street,
12th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804.780.7777 
Fax: 804.780.6283
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Tess Short                                 Secondary School Counselor Specialist                        Phone: 804. 664-7647
Fax: 804.780.6283
Email