4555 SW Elkhorn Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-504-3600
Fax: 541-504-3601
Email: info@redmond.k12.or.us

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements The State of Oregon requires that students not only receive the required amount of credits to earn their High School Diploma, but also demonstrate the ability to pass the Reading, Writing and Math Essential Skills Assessments. Students who earn the required amount of credits but DO NOT demonstrate the ability to pass the Essential Skills Assessments will be allowed to produce a work sample portfolio demonstrating proficiency in the Essential Skills area based on State of Oregon criteria. When proficiency is demonstrated a High School Diploma will be awarded. Students who earn the required amount of credits but DO NOT demonstrate the ability to pass the Essential Skills Assessments, nor produce a work sample portfolio in the Essential Skills area, will receive a Certificate of Attendance, NOT a High School Diploma.

Essential Skills

Essential Skill Passing Score with OAKS Testing
(2014-15 or prior)
Passing Score with Smarter Balanced Testing
(2015-16 and after)
Reading 236 4
Writing 40 4
Math 236 4

Graduation Activities

A student who successfully completes all required essential skills and credit requirements of the State of Oregon, the Redmond School District Board of Education, Ridgeview High School, and is in good standing may participate in graduation activities.

Diploma Options

Students attending high school in the Redmond School District may, as proof of performance, receive one of the following:

  • Standard Diploma: This diploma will be awarded to students who successfully complete all credit, attendance and essential skills requirements.
  • University Diploma: This diploma will be awarded to students who complete a course of study that includes additional core course requirements in math, science and foreign language, as recommended for admission to most universities. Students must also complete all additional attendance and essential skills requirements.

Below are the minimum requirements for a Standard or University Diploma from Redmond School District and may not meet entrance requirements for all colleges and universities. Please contact individual colleges or universities for their specific entrance requirements.

Standard Diploma

Standard Diploma
Curriculum Area Required Credits Notes
English
Language Arts
4.0
Mathematics 3.0 Class of 2014 and beyond: 1.0 credit at Algebra 1 level, 2.0 credits at a level higher than Algebra 1
Science 3.0 2.0 credits in lab sciences
Social Science in the following areas: 3.0 credits as follows:
   Geography  .5
   History 2.0
   Government  .5
Health 1.0
Physical Education 1.0
Second Language
Art
Career & Technical
3.0
Career Education .5
Electives 5.5
**Essential Skills Required Reading, Writing & Math
Demonstrated on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, alternative assessments, or work samples.
TOTAL: 24.0
University Diploma
Curriculum Area Required Credits Notes
English
Language Arts
4.0
Mathematics 4.0 Class of 2014 and beyond: 3.0 credits of Algebra I or higher for a total of four credits
Science 4.0 2.0 credits in lab sciences
Social Science in the following areas: 3.0 credits as follows:
   Geography  .5
   History 2.0
   Government  .5
Health 1.0
Physical Education 1.0
Second Language 2.0
Art/Career & Technical 2.0
Career Education .5
Electives 4.5
**Essential Skills Required Reading, Writing & Math Demonstrated on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, alternative assessments, or work samples.
TOTAL:    26.0