• THE DALLES HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     

    In order to graduate from high school in the district, a student must successfully complete the following:

    o   24 units of credit

    o   Essential Skills requirements

    o   Personalized Learning requirements

    o   20 hours of Community Service

    Below is a summary of each requirement for graduation.

     

     

    Credit Requirements

    Students earn .5 credits per class per trimester and have the opportunity to earn 7.5 credits per at TDHS.

     

    Subject Area

    Credit Requirement

    English Language Arts

    4

    Mathematics – Algebra 1 and above

    3

    Social Sciences (Global Studies 9, Global Studies 10, US History A & B, Government and Economics)

    3

    Science (9th Grade Science, Biology and 1cr Science Elective)

    3

    Career Technical, The Arts, Second Lang.

    3

    Physical Education

    1

    Health

    1

    Electives[1]

    6

     

     

    Essential Skill

    See the Oregon Department of Education webpage on Essential Skills for comprehensive information on each assessment.

    http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/resources/es_assessment-options_all.pdf

     

    Read and Comprehend a Variety of Texts

    Students meet this requirement with a passing score on any of the following assessments.  Bold indicates assessments currently offered at TDHS.

    Smarter Balanced Reading Claim Score**

    2515

    OAKS Reading / Literature

    236

    ACT or PLAN

    18

    WorkKeys

    5

    Compass

    81

    Asset

    42

    Accuplacer

    86

    SAT / PSAT

    440 / 44

    AP & IB[2]

    Varies

    2 Reading Work Samples

    12*

     

    *Students must score a total of 12 points on two approved work samples of different genres.  One must be in the genre of informational reading.  No individual trait score may be lower than a 3.  Example: a score of 3, 4, 5 is a pass but a score of 2, 5, 5 is not passing.

    **Students receive separate claim scores in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Research on the Language Arts portion of the Smarter Balance test.  The claim score, not the overall scale score, determines whether students have met Essential Skills in Reading.

     

    Write Clearly and Accurately

    Students meet this requirement with a passing score on any of the following assessments.  Bold indicates assessments currently offered at TDHS.

    Smarter Balanced Writing Claim Score**

    2583

    OAKS Writing

    40

    ACT

    19

    SAT Writing

    460

    2 Writing Work Samples

    4/4/4/4*

     

    *Students must score 4 or higher in each of the four traits on the Official State Scoring Guide.  Unlike Reading, a score of 3 in any individual trait is not passing.  One work sample must be in the genre of expository or persuasive and the other may be in expository, persuasive, narrative or fiction.

    **Students receive separate claim scores in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Research on the Language Arts portion of the Smarter Balance test.  The claim score, not the overall scale score, determines whether students have met Essential Skills in Writing.

     

     Apply Mathematics in a Variety of Settings

    Students meet this requirement with a passing score on any of the following assessments.  Bold indicates assessments currently offered at TDHS.

    Smarter Balanced Mathematics Total Scale Score

    2543

    OAKS Mathematics

    236

    WorkKeys

    5

    Compass Intermediate Algebra

    66

    ACT

    19

    Asset Intermediate Algebra

    41

    SAT / PSAT

    450 / 45

    AP: Stats. or Calc. AB or Calc. BC

    3

    IB: SL or HL or Studies

    4

    2 Math Work Samples

    4/4/4/4/4*

     

     

     


    *Students must score 4 or higher in each of the five traits on the Official State Scoring Guide.  Unlike Reading, a score of 3 in any individual trait is not passing.  Each work samples must be in a different mathematical strand: Algebra, Geometry or Statistics. 

     

     

    Personalized Learning Requirements

    (Completed in Career Exploration class)

     

    Education Plan & Profile- Develop an education plan and build an education profile to guide learning toward student’s personal, career and post-high school goals.

     

    Career-Related Learning Experiences - Participate in experiences that connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, and /or school relevant to the student’s education plan.

     

    Extended Application- Apply and extend knowledge and skills in new and complex situations related to the student’s personal career interests and post-high school goals.

     

     

     

    Community Service Hours

    Each student will complete as a graduation requirement, 20 hours of service to the community.  Counseling office clerk will record hours of service provided by the student.  Service will not be recorded for paid experience, experience that earns the student credit, or work done for parent(s).  Counseling office will assist the student in developing ideas for service projects. 



    [1] Beginning with the class of 2019, students will be required to have .5 credits of Career Exploration and 5.5 credits of Electives.

    [2] See approved list of AP Reading Exams at http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/resources/es_assessment-options_all.pdf