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Essential Graduation Requirements for LACS High School Students:

I. COMMUNITY PARTICIPANTS AND LEADERS WHO:

A. Work and Live Cooperatively: (75% of Cycles of Committee/ASM/FG)

Spring Trip: (2 TRIPS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

Student Government/Family Group: (75% OF ALL SCHOOL MEETINGS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

Committees: (75% OF ALL SCHOOL MEETINGS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

B. Contribute to the Community: (60 HOURS MINIMUM, AT LEAST 10 HOURS OUTSIDE ACS)

In-depth: Community Service Class and Community Service Spring Trip through J. Raimon, or 2) 300 Hours of Service and Reflections arranged through Community Studies Office: J. Raimon

C. Explore Career Possibilities: (COMMUNITY PLACEMENT OPTIONS: TWO DIFFERENT PLACEMENTS OR AREAS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

In-depth: Arranged through Career Exploration Office: J. Raimon

II. COMMUNICATORS WHO:

A. Read, Write, Listen, Speak in English: (4 YEARS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

In-depth: One Additional Year required for an In-depth in the area (Total 5 Years)

B. Listen, Speak, Read and Write in a Second Language: (3 YEARS – Language A, Language B, and Intermediate Language - REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

In-depth: Two Additional Years in same language required for an In-depth in the area (Total 5 Years)

C. Use the Language of Mathematics: (3 YEARS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT) e.g. Algebra, Discovering Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra or Numeracy)

In-depth: One Additional Years required for an In-depth in the area (Total 4 Years)

D. Use the Personal Computer: (MIDDLE SCHOOL REQUIREMENT) IF NOT COMPLETED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, ALL OF THE BELOW PIECES ARE REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION )

1-Keyboarding
2-Word processing
3-Spreadsheet
4-Database
5-Multimedia

III. CRITICAL THINKERS AND PROBLEM SOLVERS WHO:

A. Act on and Reflect Anti-bias Attitude (ONE CLASS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

B. Use the Processes of Conflict Resolution (ONE SEMESTER (2 CYCLES) REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 1) MEDIATION COMMITTEE OR 2) ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY COURT (ACC)

IV. DESIGNERS, PRODUCERS, AND PERFORMERS: (1 YEAR REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – MUST BE IN CONTINUOUS AREA)

In-depth: Two Additional Years required for an In-depth. (Total 3 YEARS)

V. RESEARCHERS WITH A HISTORICAL AND MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE WHO:

A. Understand U.S. History and the Processes of Democratic Government: (1 YEAR REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

B. Understand Global Studies and Multiculturalism: (2 YEARS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT, although students of the graduating class of 2004 need 1 YEAR)

C. Understand Local, National, and Global Economics: (1 SEMESTER COURSE REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

D. Participation in Government: (1 SEMESTER REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT) credit earned through participation in all-school meetings and school- based civic service/governance – see IA

VI. CONTRIBUTERS TO SUSTAINING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT WHO:

A. Know the Key Concepts of Physical, Biological, and Chemical Components of the Environment

B. Understand the Inter relatedness of the Key Concepts of the Natural Environment: (3 YEARS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: consisting of 1 YEAR Physical Science, 1 YEAR Biological Science, 1 Additional YEAR of Science

In-depth.- 1 additional year of Science

VII. HEALTHY PERSONS WHO:

A. Demonstrate Physical Fitness, Group Participation, and the Meeting of Personal Physical Challenges: (8 CYCLES OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

B. Demonstrate An Understanding of - and Personal Progress Toward - Being Healthy Persons: (WELLNESS: REPORT AND ACTION: CONSISTING OF WRITTEN GOALS, PLAN TO ACHIEVE GOALS, DOCUMENTION, AND REFLECTIONS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT) – Done in Senior Year.

C. Demonstrate An Understanding of Concepts of Human Sexuality and Current Major Health Issues: (1 SEMESTER CLASS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETING GRADUATION REQUIREMENT)

VIII. SENIOR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

A. Senior Team Seminar

B. Senior Team Interdisciplinary Project

C. Senior Graduation Project

D. In Depth Study: (2 OR MORE OF THE ABOVE ESSENTIAL AREAS, EACH IN DEPTH BEING COMPRISED OF AT LEAST 2 “ADVANCED EXPLORATIONS” IN THAT AREA.)

E. Autobiographical Essay

F. Self-Reflection on High School Education

G. Personal Resume

H. Short Term Plans for Working/Learning

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 June 2009 )
 
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