Students differ widely in interests, abilities and expectations. For this reason, the following are stated as minimums to allow flexibility in the planning of individual student programs. However, on the assumption that some elements should be shared in common by educated persons, these basic uniform requirements are established for graduation from the Millard Public Schools. In addition to specified credit requirements students must successfully meet District Assessment requirements as outlined in Board of Education Rule 6315.1 and complete a Personal Learning Plan according to District requirements.
I. Credits: A minimum of 230 credits is required for graduation. Each student’s program shall include, but not be limited to, the programs and courses listed below and may be amended, revised, or deleted by the Board of Education as approved and published in the Millard Public Schools High School Curriculum Handbook and Registration Guide.
A. A grade of four (4) or better must be maintained in any course used to fulfill graduation requirements.
B. Electives courses are offered in the subject areas previously listed and in business education, world language, family & consumer sciences, industrial technology, art, drama, debate, journalism and music.
C. In order to provide flexibility in such situations as transfers and special needs, waivers may be submitted by staff and approved by the principal.
D. A student must complete credits as described herein in order to graduate and receive a diploma from the Millard Public Schools.
E. A student must complete a Personal Learning Plan, meeting district requirements.
II. Assessments: In addition to 230 credits required for graduation, students must also successfully meet the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness assessments. Assessment requirements, including the process to be followed when a student does not initially meet the Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness metric for each outcome, are found in Rule 6315.1.
III. Personal Learning Plan (PLP): In addition to 230 credits and successfully meeting the College and Career Readiness metric for the high school Essential Learner Outcomes of College and Career Readiness, students must also complete a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) according to District requirements.
Upon successful completion of the required credits, assessments and Personal Learning Plan, a student shall be eligible for a graduation diploma from the Millard Public Schools.
V. Annual Review
This rule shall be reviewed annually by the Educational Services Division and the Department of Assessment, Research, and Evaluation and brought to the Board of Education when changes are necessary.