Graduation Requirements

  • The graduation requirements students must achieve are as follows:

    • Successful completion of course requirements as listed below
    • Life Ready Portfolio (starting with the Class of 2026)
    • Graduation Pathways

    Course Completion
    Students will be required to earn 24 credits with a passing grade of 65% or higher.  Exceptions may be granted through District Policy 217.
    Required Courses  - Required Number of Credits                                                                           

    • English - 4 credits
    • Social Studies - 3 credits (Government and Economics Required)
    • Mathematics - 3 credits 
    • Science - 3
    • Physical Education - 1
    • Health - 1
    • Career and Finance - .5
    • Electives - 8.5

    Total of 24 credits
    Pennsylvania Keystone Exams
    In accordance with Federal and State law, students enrolled in Literature, Algebra I, and Biology are administered the Keystone Exams at the end of the semester in which they are enrolled in the Keystone Exam Course.  Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the areas of Algebra I, Literature, and Biology in order to graduate from any school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Act 158 outlines five pathways for meeting state graduation requirements related to the Keystone Exams.  The links below provide detailed information about the five pathways outlined in Act 158 and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on those requirements.


    EASD Keystone Exam / State Graduation Requirements

    Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on State Graduation Requirements