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Santa Maria-Bonita SD |  BP  6146.5  Instruction

Elementary School Graduation Requirements/Standards of Proficiency   

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The Board of Education shall endeavor to provide students a course of instruction that articulates with the courses necessary for a student to receive a diploma of graduation. The Board shall certify to the Superintendent of Public Instruction that their policy is to sufficiently provide students with the skills necessary to pursue the required high school curriculum. As directed by law, certification of this policy shall be submitted at the same time as apportionment reports.

(cf. 6143 - Curriculum Guides)

Standards of Proficiency

The Board shall adopt standards of proficiency in reading comprehension, writing and computational skills and other areas the Board deems appropriate. These standards shall be developed with the active involvement of teachers, administrators, counselors and parents, as required by law.

The Board directs the Superintendent to make provisions for the periodic screening of assessment instruments for racial, cultural or sexual bias.

Legal Reference:


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

51224 Skills and knowledge required for adult life

51225 High school graduation requirements until 7/1/86

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

51225.4 Elementary school districts certification of sufficient preparation for meeting high school graduation requirements

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

51240-51246 Exemptions from requirements

51260 et seq. Drug education

51400-51442 Diplomas and certificates

51411 Residency and graduation

52510 Requirements for eighth grade graduation (adult school)


adopted: 11/12/86 Santa Maria, California