CTE Graduation Requirements

PATHS TO EARNING A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, CTE CREDENTIAL

Please click here for information for the Wise Academy. This free program is designed to provide help for students that have passed the economics and personal finance course but need additional help to pass the Wise credential. If you have any questions related to graduation requirements please be sure to contact your student’s counselor for more information.

Economics and Personal Finance Course – College credit for high school students. This course is available through Longwood University June 19 – July 15, 2017. Please click on the the LINK for additional information.

Effective with 1st time 9th graders 18-19 SY and beyond: Students earning an Advanced Studies or Standard Diploma shall either (i) complete an Advanced Placement, honors, or International Baccalaureate course, OR (ii) earn a Career and Technical Education Credential approved by the Board. This is in contrast to requirements for 1st time 9th graders of 13-14 SY and prior to 18-19 SY, i.e., Standard Diploma students must earn a CTE credential to graduate.

Effective with 1st time 9th graders 18-19 SY and beyond: Students earning an Advanced Studies or Standard Diploma must successfully complete two sequential electives. This is in contrast to prior years as the two sequential elective requirement pertained to Standard Diploma students only.

Graduating Class of 2003 and Beyond
Sequential Electives – Effective with the graduating class of 2003, students who wish to receive a Standard Diploma must successfully complete two sequential electives, which should provide a foundation for further education or training or preparation for employment. The Board of Education’s Guidance Document Governing Certain Provisions of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia provides additional information related to how this requirement may be satisfied .

Entering Ninth-Grade Class of 2011-2012 and Beyond
Economics and Personal Finance – Effective with the entering 9th-grade class of 2011-2012, Economics and Personal Finance is a required course for graduation in the Commonwealth. Various options exist to satisfy the Economics and Personal Finance graduation requirement for the Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas.

Entering Ninth-Grade Class of 2013-2014 and Beyond
Career and Technical Education Credential – Effective with the entering 9th-grade class of 2013-2014, students must earn a Career and Technical Education credential approved by the Board of Education in order to earn a Standard Diploma. This credential could include, but is not limited to, an industry certification, a state licensure examination, a national occupational competency assessment, or the Virginia workplace readiness assessment.

Entering Ninth-Grade Class of 2013-2014 and Beyond – Virtual Course/Experience – Effective with the entering 9th-grade class of 2013-2014, students must complete one virtual course, which may be a noncredit-bearing course or a required or elective credit-bearing course that is offered online. By passing the Economics and Personal Finance course the virtual course experience requirements for graduation will be met.

Additional information related to CTE credentials is available on this website under the link for Students and Parents. If you have any questions related to graduation requirements please be sure to contact your student’s counselor for more information.