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Nevada Jt Un HSD |  BP  6146.12  Instruction

Graduation Requirements/Standards Of Proficiency - Adult Education   

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Graduation from Nevada Union Adult Education implies that students have satisfactorily completed the prescribed courses of study in accordance with their respective abilities to achieve, that they have satisfactorily passed any examinations and other requirements set by the faculty, and standards of proficiency as required by law and local policies.

It is expected that the instructional staff will apply measures of achievement to provide evidence that each student has progressed far enough toward school goals and objectives to warrant graduation according to paragraph one above. It is also expected that students will achieve at levels, which compare well with other graduates from Adult Education Programs in the state and nation.

District Competency Requirements

Beginning with the graduating class of 2018, district competency requirements will align with the minimum state requirements. Also, students must demonstrate "proficiency" in computer. They may demonstrate computer proficiency in the following ways:

* Take and pass specific classes designed to teach computer skills;

* Demonstrate their ability to use technology to locate and manage information as a part of one or more of their classes.

No student shall receive a diploma of graduation from Nevada Union Adult Education who as not completed:

1. At least the following number of courses in the subjects specified, each course having a duration of one year:

a. Three courses in English;

b. Two courses in mathematics. Beginning with the graduating class of 2004 and thereafter, all students in grades 7-12, and/or Adult Education, must have taken a course or a combination of two courses whose content meets or exceeds the rigor of the content standards for Algebra I that are adopted by the State Board of Education;

c. Two courses in science, including one life and one physical science;

d. Three courses in social studies, including United States history and geography; world history, culture and geography; and American government, civics and economics;

e. One in visual or performing arts (the requirement could be met with one semester of each for a total of one year) or one year of a foreign language or one year of career technical education

f. Two courses in physical education unless the student has been exempted pursuant to Education Code provisions.

2. Other courses required by the governing board:

a. Health (or completion of another course containing those standards)

b. Career Education

3. The total credits required for graduation from Nevada Union Adult Education are 185. These 185 credits include all of the requirements above plus electives.

The requirements for graduation and specified alternative modes for completing the prescribed course of study shall be made available to students, parents and the public.

(cf. 5122.1 - Choice of Studies/Academic Load)

(cf. 6172.3 - Continuation Education)

Review of Graduation Requirements

At a minimum of every three years district policy related to local curriculum requirements, course content, and course sequence shall be reviewed against the standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

Legal Reference:


48430 Continuation education schools and classes

48431.6 Program of review and counseling of academic progress at age 16 or 10th grade

51220 Adopted courses of study grades 7-12

51215-51217 Student progress, elementary and secondary schools (re: standards of proficiency); differential standards

51222 Required physical education instruction

51224.5 Instruction in Algebra

51225.3 Course of study mandated for graduation commencing with the 1986-87 school year

51226 Review by governing board of local curriculum at least every three years

51241-51242 Physical education requirement exemptions


adopted: September 13, 2017 Grass Valley, California