Graduation Requirements for 2016-17 School Year
Credit Requirements for Senior Status
In order to be recognized as a senior and placed in the senior class, students must have accrued at least 17 credits by the end of July prior to their senior year. If the student has not accrued the credits specified above, he/she will be designated as a junior and deemed not eligible to graduate the following June.
Credit Requirements for Junior Status
In order to be recognized as a junior, students must have accrued at least 10 credits by the end of July prior to their junior year. If the student has not accrued the credits specified above, he/she will be designated as a sophomore.
Students in the class of 2017 are required to earn 24 credits for graduation. The following chart of courses shall be included in the total credits required for graduation:
* Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, & Geometry) from the 8th grade may be carried for credit only.
The requirements will remain the same for a student who transfers in as a sophomore or junior as that of a current sophomore or junior already in the district.
Attainment of Academic Standard
According to Wilson School District graduation policy (#217), besides the completion of the grades nine through twelve instructional program, the students graduating in 2019 and thereafter, must demonstrate the attainment of academic standards in biology, literature, and algebra at the “Proficient” level on Keystone exams.
Keystone End of Course Exams
The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Literature, and Biology.
Summer School Eligibility
A student who has failed a course in Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Health, or Physical Education but attained a year-long average of at least 50% in the course is eligible to make up the credit during a five-week long summer school program held at Wilson High School at the student's expense. Students attaining this required average will have a grade of 60% and summer school designated and recorded on their transcripts.