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IKF EVANSTON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Adoption Date: 12/13/1977, Revised: 6/13/1978; 10/24/84, 02/26/85, 06/13/91, 10/11/95, 05/13/97, 01/13/98, 03/10/98, 03/14/00, 06/18/02, 12/09/08
I - INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

 

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

To graduate from Evanston High School a student must have completed a minimum of seven (7) semesters in grades 9-12 in Uinta County School District Number One or another accredited high school. Summer school attendance will not meet the semester requirements.

 

REQUIREMENTS

To graduate from Evanston High School, a minimum of 28 credits and 1 “21 Time” credit must be earned by completion of courses taken in grades 9 through 12. A body of evidence to indicate the student has met all required standards is also necessary. The body of evidence includes classroom observations and the demonstration of proficiency of district and state standards through local and state assessments. Summer school may be provided by the District for remediation. Credits earned from non-accredited schools will not be accepted as fulfilling requirements. Credit is awarded on a semester basis.

 

A grade of C- (70%) or higher, along with demonstrated proficiency of the State Standards in the Common Core Areas of Skills and Knowledge in any indicator course is required for graduation. Proficiency in these indicator courses may be determined through any or all of the following methods, when aligned to the state standards:

  • District Assessment
  • Core Area Unit Assessments
  • Classroom activities
  • Grade level project

 

Grade Level Classification

  Freshmen-          9th Grade       6.50 credits

  Sophomore-       10thGrade      6.75-13.25 credits

  Junior-                11th Grade     13.50-19.75 credits

  Senior-                12th Grade     20.00 or more credits

 

All students must meet the following course requirements

 

Language Arts – 4 credits required:

Each student will be required to complete four Language Arts courses in grades 9-12.

 

Courses meeting requirements by grade level:

 

Grade 9          Basic English 9, General English 9, College Prep English 9

 

Grade 10        Basic English 10, General  English 10, College Prep English 10

 

Grade 11        Real World English, College Prep English 11, Pre A.P. English 11, individual selection from remaining Language Arts course offerings

 

Grade 12        College Prep English-Regular 12, College Prep English-Honors 12, A.P. English 12, individual selection from remaining language arts course offerings

 

Social Studies – 3 credits required:

Each student will be required to complete three social studies courses in grades 10-12.

 

Grade 10        Geography

Grade 11        U. S. History

Grade 12        Political Science

 

Mathematics – 3 credits required:

Each student will be required to complete three mathematics courses in grades 9 - 12.

 

Courses meeting requirements by grade level:

 

      Grade 9           Intro to Algebra and Intermediate

                              Algebra, Algebra 1,  Algebra 2

       Grade 10         Applied Geometry, Geometry

      Grade 11/12  Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre

                              Calculus, Calculus

 

Science – 3 credits required:

Each student will be required to complete three science courses in grades 9- 12.

 

                        Grade 9           General Science

                        Grade 10         Biology, Honors Biology

                        Grade 11/12   Individual selection from

                                                 remaining science course

                                                 offerings

 

Physical Education – 1 credit required:

Each student will be required to complete one physical education course in any of grades 9-12.

 

Exemptions from the physical education requirements can be granted only if written verification from a licensed medical doctor, chiropractor or osteopath is approved in advance by the high school administration.

 

Health Education – ½ credit required:

Each student will be required to complete the health education course.

 

Fine Arts –1 credit required:

Each student is required to complete one (1) course in an area identified within the Fine Arts Department. Courses in music, art, speech, photography, drama, and advanced level vocational courses requiring the creation of a product, are examples of courses meeting the requirement.

 

Vocational/Technical – 1 credit required (or demonstrate proficiency):

 

Foreign Language – 1 credit required (or demonstrate proficiency):

 

21 Time- 1 credit required (1/4 credit per year)

Every student will participate each year in 21 time which is a required course focused on acquiring 21st century knowledge and skills, reflecting on that acquisition, and expressing that reflection.

 

The required courses above total 17½ credits. Ten and one-half (10½) elective credits plus one 21 Time credit totals the required 29 credits needed for graduation.

 

Non-traditional students and/or students with Individual Educational Plans developed through the Special Education Division shall have their graduation requirements tailored to individual needs as specified in Policies IGBA and IGBA-R; and a new policy (IKFAB).

 

 

Policy References:
W.S. 21-2-304; 21-4-308(c); 21-9-101; and, 21-9-102, KIFPolicy Cross References:
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