[Curriculum Directors] Graduation Requirements

Suddreth, Diana Diana.Suddreth at schools.utah.gov
Mon Mar 9 16:28:47 MDT 2015

Curriculum Directors,

Please note that the graduation page of the USOE website http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/gradinfo/Home/High-School-Requirements-by-Year.aspx has been updated to reflect recent changes in Board rule and current timelines.  The Applied and Advanced approved course list has also been updated.

The major changes you should be aware of include.

*         There are several Language Arts courses that meet the graduation requirements which you can see on the Applied and Advanced list.  Students using these courses to meet foundational graduation requirements will be assessed using SAGE assessments.

*         The Board of Education has separated the Financial Literacy requirement from social studies and now requires a full three credits of social studies for graduation.  One half credit is left to LEA discretion to provide full-year social studies courses where desired or to allow for student choice in meeting the full three credit requirement.

*         AP Computer Science is recognized for foundation science credit.

*         This is the last year that Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 are recognized for graduation credit.  They have been removed from the Applied and Advanced list.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions of the appropriate specialists or myself if you require any clarification.

Diana Suddreth, Director of Teaching and Learning
Utah State Office of Education
President, Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics
250 E. 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov<mailto:diana.suddreth at schools.utah.gov>

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