Students earn verified credits by successfully completing required courses and

Students earn verified credits by successfully

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credits by successfully completing required and elective courses. Students earn verified credits by successfully completing required courses and passing associated end-of-course SOL tests or other assessments approved by the state Board of Education.
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Page 8 Please note: Your school counselor can tell you which courses are offered by your school to fulfill the requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma. Advanced Studies Diploma Course Requirements (8VAC20-131-51) for Students Entering the Ninth Grade for the First Time in 2018-2019 and Beyond Subject Area Standard Credits Verified Credits Specifications English 4 2 N/A Mathematics 4 1 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include at least three different course selections from among: algebra I, geometry, algebra II, or other mathematics courses above the level of algebra II. The board shall approve courses to satisfy this requirement. Per the Standards of Quality, a computer science course credit earned by students may be considered a mathematics course credit. Laboratory Science 4 1 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include course selections from at least three different science disciplines from among: earth sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics or completion of the sequence of science courses required for the International Baccalaureate Diploma and shall include interdisciplinary courses that incorporate Standards of Learning content from multiple academic areas. The board shall approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement. Per the Standards of Quality, a computer science course credit earned by students may be considered a science course credit. History and Social Sciences 4 1 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include Virginia and U.S. history, Virginia and U.S. government, and two courses in either world history or geography or both. The board shall approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement. World Language 3 0 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include three years of one language or two years of two languages. Health and Physical Education 2 0 N/A Fine Arts or Career and Technical Ed 1 0 Per the Standards of Quality, a computer science course credit earned by students may be considered a career and technical credit. Economics & Personal Finance 1 0 N/A Electives 3 0 Courses to satisfy this requirement shall include at least two sequential electives as required by the Standards of Quality. Total Credits 26 5 N/A Additional Requirements for Graduation Advanced Placement, Honors, or International Baccalaureate Course or Career and Technical Education Credential - In accordance with the Standards of Quality, students shall either (i) complete an Advanced Placement, honors, or International Baccalaureate course or (ii) earn a career and technical education credential
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Page 9 approved by the board, except when a career and technical education credential in a particular subject area is not readily available or appropriate or does not adequately measure student competency, in which case the student
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