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   Virginia Diploma Requirements

   for Students Entering Grade 9 after 2000- 2001

  • A standard unit of credit is earned by passing a course with a minimum of 140 clock hours of instruction.
  • A verified unit of credit is earned by passing a course and its related end-of-course Standards of Learning test.

 

Advanced Studies Diploma

 

Academic Areas

Standard

Credits

SOL

Verified Credits

English

4

2

Social Studies

(2 World Studies, US/VA Government, US/VA History)

4

2

Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or above Algebra II)

4

2

Science

(From 3 of the 4 disciplines: Biological, Physical, Chemical, Earth)

4

2

Foreign Language

(3 years of same language or 2 years of 2 different languages)

3 or 4

0

Health/Physical Education

2

0

Fine or Practical Art

1

0

Electives

2

0

Student Selected Area for Verified Credit

0

1

Total

24

9

  

Standard Diploma

 

Academic Areas

Standard

Credits

SOL

Verified Credits

English

4

2

Social Studies

(World Studies, US/VA History, US/VA Government)

3

1

Mathematics

(2  courses must be at or above level of Algebra I)

3

1

Science

(From 2 of the 4 disciplines: Biological, Physical, Chemical, Earth)

3

1

Foreign Language

0

0

Health/Physical Education

2

0

Fine or Practical Art

1

0

Electives (Must include 2 sequential electives)

6

0

Student Selected Area for Verified Credit

0

1

Total

22

6

**NOTE:  For the Classes of 2004 - 2006, the Virginia Board of Education has adjusted the verified credit requirement for the standard diploma.  Students must have two (2) verified English credits and four (4) additional credits from subjects of the students' choosing.**

 
 

Modified Standard Diploma 

Only available to special education students with a current IEP.  See your counselor for details.

 

Academic Areas

Standard

Credits

SOL

Verified Credits

English

4

0

Social Studies (US/VA History, US/VA Government)

2

0

Mathematics (2 courses from applications of algebra, geometry, personal finance, or statistics)

3

0

Science

(From applications of earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics)

2

0

Foreign Language

0

0

Health/Physical Education

2

0

Fine or Practical Art

1

0

Electives (Must include 2 sequential electives)

6

0

Grade 8 Reading and Grade 8 Mathematics SOLs

0

2

Total

20

2

 

 

Last Modified on October 7, 2005