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What Does It Take To Graduate?
The path to graduation will be smoother if students can start on track, and stay on track, all the way through high school.
Preparation for graduation begins long before students enter high school. The skills, concepts and habits students learn starting in elementary school build at each advancing grade and support the demands that are placed on students in high school.
To be on track to receive a standard diploma in four years, students entering grade 9 should**:
- Be on grade level in all subjects
- Have solid study and organizational habits
In order to receive a diploma in the state of Oregon, students must achieve a set number of class credits, prove they have Essential Skills, and complete personalized learning requirements.
For students going on to college, maintaining a solid GPA (grade point average) and taking the SAT or the ACT in their junior year will also be important. Plus, many colleges require at least two years of foreign language with a grade C or better to qualify for admission.
The path to graduation will be smoother if students can start on track, and stay on track, all the way through high school. Visit your high school’s website for even more information and resources on graduation.
**Some students may need extra time or support to achieve high school graduation requirements. Schools are prepared to support students' unique learning needs. For information on diploma options, please contact your student's counselor.