Policy Code: IKF

Adoption Date: October 24, 2017

High School Graduation Requirements

Boundary School Diploma ICSD Diploma thru Class of 2018 ICSD Diploma of 2019 & Beyond Boundary School Diploma Class of 2022 & Beyond ICSD Diploma Class of 2022 & Beyond
Language Arts 4 4 4 4 4
Math 3 3 3 3 3
Science 3 3 3 3 3
Social Science 3 2.5 3 3 3
Fine Arts 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Healthy Lifestyles 2 2 2 2 2
Career & Technical Ed (AT) 1 1 1 1 1
Computer Technology (IT) .5 .5 .5 0 0
Financial Literacy .5 .5 .5 .5 .5
Information Technology (CTE) .5 0 0 1 .5
Additional Electives As per school policy 6 5.5 As per school policy 5.5
Total Credits Required for Graduation As per school policy 24 24 As per school policy 24

Granting of High School Credit:
Students must earn all credits required for graduation during the 9th – 12th grade. In accordance with R277-700- 6, a student may complete a high school math foundation course in middle school provided the student meets the criteria outlined in State Board Rule.

Additional Graduation Requirements:
The additional elective credit requirements in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science and Computer Technology will be selected from a course list approved by the Iron County School District.

Extracurricular Credit:
Students may petition for up to .5 elective credit for successfully completing extracurricular seasons at .25 credits per season. All additional completed extracurricular activities, recognized as such, will be recorded on student’s transcripts as no credit.

Diplomas and Graduation:
Students completing the graduation requirements will be awarded the corresponding diploma.

Boundary School Diploma
A boundary high school diploma shall be issued to students who have met all high school graduation requirements of the Iron County School District and the boundary school. In the event that a student is transferring from another school system, the school may adjust the required number of credits to graduate based on a determination of how many credits the student would have needed to earn to remain on track to graduate. Students receiving this diploma may participate in graduation ceremonies at their boundary high school provided they meet the provisions of the Graduation Ceremony Participation Privilege provision outlined in this policy.

Iron County Diploma
An Iron County Diploma may be issued to students who have met all high school graduation requirements established by the State Board in Utah Administrative Code R277-700. Candidates for this diploma are enrolled in the Southwest Education Academy or boundary high schools in the Iron County School District. Students at a boundary high school receiving an Iron County Diploma may participate in the Southwest Education Academy Graduation Ceremony.

Adult Education Diploma
An Adult Education Secondary Diploma may be issued to students enrolled in the Iron County Adult Education Program who have met all graduation requirements established by the State Board in Utah Administrative Code R277-700 and the Utah State Adult Education Policy and Procedures manual. Students receiving this diploma may participate in the Alternative Programs graduation ceremony.

Certificate of Completion
Under special circumstances, a Certificate of Completion may be issued to students enrolled in a boundary high school or the Southwest Education Academy who have completed their senior year of high school, are exiting the school district, and have not met all requirements for a high school diploma. Students receiving a Certificate of Completion may participate in the graduation ceremony held by their school of enrollment if it is in line with the student’s IEP.

Utah High School Completion Diploma
A Utah High School Completion Diploma will be issued to candidates who successfully pass the GED (General Education Development) exam. This diploma is awarded through the Utah State Board of Education. Preparation for the GED is highly recommended through enrollment at the Iron County Adult Education Program. Recipients of the Utah High School Completion Diploma do not participate in graduation ceremonies.

Schedules:
All students are expected to maintain a full class schedule including concurrent enrollment and all other off campus, district sponsored educational opportunities. Students may elect to have one class period within their schedule be released time for religious or individual learning activities. Students opting for released time must have written parent permission. Students desiring a partial schedule (more than one released period but at least half-time enrollment at the school) must have an approved plan developed based on the student CCR 4 Year Plan that is agreed upon by the school, student and parent.

Alternative Credit:
All credit recognized by the Iron County School District must have been awarded by an institution accredited by AdvancED. Students transferring from another country will have their transcript evaluated, and credit granted, for applicable accreditation based on country standards.

Graduation Ceremony Participation Privilege:
Administration of boundary high schools reserve the right to deny participation in the graduation ceremony to seniors who have violated the law or safe school policies, or for habitual truancy or other special circumstances as agreed upon by both the school administrator and the Director of Secondary Education.