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High School

Graduation Requirements

We believe in holding all of our students to a high standard of achievement for graduation and in offering high levels of support to ensure students can reach these standards. 

We want our students to be well prepared to make choices about their post-graduation path; 
moreover, our students will know what choices are available to them and be prepared to make that choice.
Graduates from Sonia Sotomayor students will: 

  • Complete the A- G requirements 

  • Take either the SAT or the ACT

  • Take the CSUs Early Assessment Program exams

  • Complete a service learning project that is an integral part of their studies

  • Successfully defend their proficiency demonstrations which are performance assessment projects such as papers, exhibits, presentations, and experiments that allow our students to demonstrate the ability to use the skills they have developed in their classwork over time in high school, especially that they are articulate and can communicate clearly and powerfully in writing. These demonstrations show their readiness to graduate. When students successfully discuss and defend this work with a selected panel of teachers and other adults, we can be assured that they have achieved a deep understanding of the subjects studied. Students will be supported toward this goal with scaffolded steps beginning in ninth grade.

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