Academics

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Information

•Students are responsible for meeting the essential requirements for graduation based upon subjects completed in Grades 9-12.

•Students and parents will be assisted by school counselors and teachers in order to develop an appropriate and challenging program of study.

English 4.0

Social Studies 3.5

Science 3.0

Mathematics 3.0

Physical Education** 1.0

Health 0.5

Arts and/or Humanities* 3.0

Technology/Media Applications 0.5

STEM courses: (Science, Technology, and Math) 1.0

Electives 4.5

Total Credits 24.0

Other Requirements Graduation Project Keystone Exam Proficiency (Algebra I, Biology, and Literature)

*Arts and/or Humanities: Arts include art courses, crafts, family and consumer science courses, industrial technology courses, band, chorus, and orchestra. Humanities include World Language, English electives and Social Studies courses.

Credits earned at Steel Center qualify as a combination of Arts and/or Humanities, STEM, and elective courses.

**Beginning with the Class of 2017, a semester of PE will be worth a 0.50 credit based on time enrolled. Beginning with the Class of 2017 and beyond, the Graduation Project will be integrated into the Society

and Careers, AP Government, and AP Economics curricula.

Graduation for the Class of 2019 and beyond is dependent upon distribution of required credits, total number of credits, completion of the Graduation Project, and Keystone Exam Proficiency in Algebra I, Biology, and Literature.

Each eligible student who satisfactorily completes a special education program developed by an IEP team (inclusive of the Keystone Exams and Graduation Project) shall be granted and issued a regular high school diploma by the district upon completion of that program.

Students must take 1.0 credit elective(s) in STEM: Math, Science, and/or Technology.

Grading Scale

Grading Scale

Baldwin High School

Steel Center for Career & Technical Education

A

90% - 100%

A

93% - 100%

B

80% - 89%

B

85% - 92%

C

70% - 79%

C

77% - 84%

D

60% - 69%

D

70% - 76%

F

0% - 59%

F

0% - 70%

I

This will become an F if not

made up within two weeks.

Grade Point Average

Class rank is based upon the compilation of all course grades earned from Grades 9 – 12. For transfer students, the evaluation received at the former school, as well as grades earned at Baldwin High School, are given identical values. GPA is calculated by the four quarter grades for each course, not the final averaged grade.

Grade

Non-Weighted

Honors Weighted

AP & CHS Weighted

A

4

4.5

5

B

3

3.5

4

C

2

2.5

3

D

1

1.0

1

F

0

0.0

0

Class Standing

To advance each year, students must earn a minimum number of credits. To be considered a sophomore (Grade 10), a total of 4.0 credits must be earned. To be considered a junior (Grade 11), a student needs a total of 11.0 credits. To be considered a senior (Grade 12), 17.50 credits must be earned.