This morning, we are going to look at the graduation requirements here at Agora. Agora is a credit based school, which means you need to obtain a certain amount of credits in order to graduate. This means you could be in High School until you are 21 if you have not obtained the credits needed to graduate. Our main mission as a school is to provide you with a quality education and prepare you for life after High School – not solely to hand you a diploma – although that is always a plus!
Push out to students the Graduation Requirements Handout, and Checklist for the Quarter Handout.Application share the Graduation Requirements Handout.Review the sheet, highlighting subject areas and credit requirements.
Review these questions with the class based on the Reality Check handout and knowledge about school.1.) Stress that CREDIT is only obtained by PASSING the course. If you do not pass, you do not receive credit which can cause you to have to retake the class and that you may not be promoted to the next grade level. Emphasize that being in High School for 4 years that not mean you are going to be a senior and graduate. You MUST obtain the credits needed.3 math credits4 English credits22 creditsAnswers will vary5 credits11 credits
You may need to application share the course to show students where to submit the handout.
Reality Check Discussion
• How do you obtain “credit” for a course you are taking?
• According to these graduation requirements:
How many math credits are required for graduation?
How many English credits are necessary for graduation?
What is the minimum amount of credits needed in order to graduate?
What is one class you know you will still need to complete before graduation?
What credit totals are needed to be promoted to 10th grade?
What credit totals are needed to be promoted to 11th grade?
• Based on the short-term, quarter one goals we set, are you on track to meet your
• Have you visited your counselor for credit evaluation and discussed your future
• Review your personal goals and see if they are in line
with overall plan for graduation.
• Complete the Reality Check – Graduation
Requirements handout and submit via Online