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School District 25 Policy

Graduation Requirements

Policy 8135
Adopted: March 9, 2004
Legal Ref: W.S. 21-9-101 (b), W.S. 21-2-304 (a) (iii) & (iv), W.S. 16-3-103 (h)


Riverton High School graduation requirements for high school graduation shall be eight (8) full semesters

Class of 2004

English (I, II, III, electives)4.0 credits
Mathematics3.0 credits
Science (Physical Science, Biology or ABC I & II or electives) 3.0 credits
Social Studies (World History, US History, American Gov., elective) 3.0 credits
Physical Education2.0 credits
Health0.5 credit
Fine Arts/ Communications1.0 credit
Vocational 1.0 credit
*Electives11.0 credits
Total:28.5 credits

Class of 2005

English (I, II, III, electives)4.0 credits
Math3.0 credits
Science (Physical Science, Biology or ABC I & II or electives) 3.0 credits
Social. Studies (World History, US History, American Gov., elective) 3.0 credits
*Physical Education1.0 credits
Health.5 credit
Fine Arts/ Communications1.0 credit
Vocational1.0 credit
*Electives11.0 credits
Total27.5 credits

Class of 2006 and Beyond

English (I, II, III, electives)4.0 credits
Math3.0 credits
Science (Physical Science, Biology or ABC I & II or electives) 3.0 credits
Social. Studies (World History, US History, American Gov., elective) 3.0 credits
*Physical Education1.0 credits
Health0.5 credits
*Fine Arts/ Communications0.5 credits
*Vocational0.5 credits
*Electives10.0 credits
Total25.5 credits

**Along with these credits, students are required to show competency in basic computer skills. This can be done by passing a computer class, developing a portfolio, or taking a computer competency assessment.

Requirements for graduation from Riverton High School include evidence of proficient performance on the uniform student content and performance standards for the common core of knowledge and common core of skills specified under section 8 of (W.S. 21-9-101 (b)) and (W.S. 21-2-304 (a) (iii)) and referenced to (W.S. 16-3-103 (h)).

All students graduating from Riverton High School must show proficiency on all local and state standards. Students graduating from Riverton High School can earn a diploma by demonstrating proficiency through one of the following three endorsement methods as set forth in (W.S. 21-2-304 (iv)) and identified accordingly on the student's transcript:

  1. Advanced endorsement which requires a student to demonstrate advanced performance in a majority of the areas of the common core of knowledge and skills specified under (W.S. 21-9-101 (b)) and proficient performance in the remaining areas of the specified common core of knowledge and skills as defined by the uniform student content and performance standards promulgated by the state board.

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  3. Comprehensive endorsement which requires a student to demonstrate proficient performance in all areas of the common core of knowledge and skills specified under (W.S. 21-9-101 (b)) as defined by the uniform student content and performance standards promulgated by the state board.

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  4. General endorsement which requires a student to demonstrate proficient performance in a majority of the areas of the common core of knowledge and skills specified under (W.S. 21-9-101 (b)) as defined by the uniform student content and performance standards promulgated by the state board.

Specific standards and endorsement requirements set forth in this policy become effective for the graduating class of 2006. Graduating classes between the class of 2006 and 2002 must meet the credit requirements set forth by the state and Fremont County School District No. 25 as well as generally satisfy proficiency in the areas of the common core knowledge and skills prescribed by the state board under (W.S. 21-9-101 (b)).

Students graduating from Riverton High School beginning with the Class of 2006 must complete a career plan as a requirement of graduation. The content and requirements of the career plan are set forth in the handbooks of Riverton High School.

Students graduating from Riverton High School must complete eight full semesters of attendance, Riverton High School diploma requirements and the requirements set forth in Chapter 31 of the Wyoming State Board of Education Rules and Regulations.

AMENDMENT: Students meeting RHS Carnegie unit requirements or IEP goals but not meeting State standards will receive a certificate of completion.