Act 158 - Graduation Requirements starting with the Class of 2022

Act 158 Graduation Requirements

PA Dept. of Education Graduation Requirement

 

Beginning with the Class of 2022, in accordance with PA Dept. of Education, students graduating from Waynesburg Central High School must complete one of the following pathways in order to satisfy the state requirements for graduation (in addition to District credit requirements.)

1.  Keystone Proficiency PathwayScore Proficient or Advanced on all 3 Keystone Exams - Algebra, Literature, and Biology.

2.  Keystone Composite PathwayEarn a satisfactory composite score (4452) on the Algebra, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams (while achieving at least proficient score on at least one of the three exams and no less than a basic score on the remaining two).

3.  Alternate Assessment PathwaySuccessful completion of a Waynesburg Central High School Keystone course (Algebra, Biology, and Literature) on which the student did not achieve proficiency and one of the following:

  • Attainment of an established score on an approved alternate assessment (SAT, PSAT, ACT, ASVAB); attainment of an established score on an Advanced Placement Program in an academic content area associated with each Keystone Exam on which the student did not achieve at least a proficient score; successful completion of a concurrent enrollment course in an academic content area associated with each Keystone Exam in which the student did not achieve at least a proficient score; Successful completion of a pre-apprenticeship program or acceptance into an accredited 4-year nonprofit institution of higher education and evidence of the ability to enroll in college-level coursework.

4.  Evidence Based PathwaySuccessful completion of a Waynesburg Central High School Keystone course (Algebra, Biology, and/or Literature) on which the student did not achieve proficiency and demonstration of three pieces of evidence consistent with the student’s goals and career plans, including one of the following:

  • Attainment of an established score on an SAT (Reading and Writing 480, Math 530) subject test or Advanced Placement Program Exam; acceptance to an accredited nonprofit institution of higher education other than a 4-year institution and evidence of the ability to enroll in college level coursework; attainment of an industry-recognized credential; or successful completion of a concurrent enrollment or postsecondary course.
  • And two additional pieces of evidence, including one or more of the options listed above, or satisfactory completion of a service learning project; attainment of a score of proficient or advanced on a Keystone Exam; a letter guaranteeing full time employment; a certificate of successful completion of an internship or cooperative education program; or satisfactory compliance with the NCAA’s core courses for college-bound student athletes with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

5.  CTE PathwayFor Career and Technical Education (CTE) Students, successful completion of a Waynesburg Central High School  Keystone course (Algebra, Biology, and/or Literature) on which the student did not achieve proficiency and attainment of an industry-based competency certification related to the CTE Student’s program of study or demonstration of a high likelihood of success on an approved  industry-based competency assessment or readiness for continued meaningful engagement in the CTE Concentrator’s program of study.

 

Established Scores on AP, PSAT, SAT, ACT, ACT WorkKeys, ASVAB

 

SAT

Reading and Writing -480

Math- 530

 

PSAT- Grade 11

Reading and Writing -460

Math-510

 

ACT

English- 18

Reading- 22

Math-22

Science 23

ASVAB

Composite Score of 31 or above

 

ACT WorkKeys

Gold Level or Higher

The student must score a 5 on all three core tests

 

AP

Qualifying Score of 3 or higher in an academic content area associated with each Keystone Exam

Algebra 1

AP Calculus AB

AP Computer Science A or Computer Science Principles

Literature

AP English Literature

AP English Language

Biology

AP Biology