20-Credit Modified Standard Diploma

  • 20-CREDIT
    MODIFIED STANDARD DIPLOMA
    COURSE REQUIREMENTS (8 VAC 20-131-50.D)
    (For eligible students with an Individualized Education Plan)
    *Applies to students prior to fall 2013 – does not apply to students entering ninth grade for the first time in the fall of 2013 and beyond.  The Modified Standard Diploma will not be an option for students with disabilities who enter the ninth grade for the first time beginning in the fall of 2013.  Credit accommodations allow students with disabilities who previously would have pursued a Modified Standard Diploma to earn a Standard Diploma.

     

    Discipline Areas Credit Earned 
    English  4
    Mathematics 1
    Appropriate courses will include content from Algebra, Geometry, and Personal Finance.
    3
    Laboratory Science 2
    Appropriate courses will include content from Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Ecology, or Geology
    2
    History 3
    Courses will include Virginia/United States History and Virginia/United States Government
    2
    Health and Physical Education 2
    Fine or Career and Technical Education 1
    Electives 4 6
    TOTAL _________
    20 Credits


     
                                       
         
    1 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include content from among applications of algebra, geometry, personal finance, and probability and statistics in courses that have been approved by the board.
    2 Courses completed shall include content from at least two of the following: applications of earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics in courses approved by the board.
    3 Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include one unit of credit in U.S. and Virginia History and one unit of credit in U.S. and Virginia Government in courses approved by the board.
    4 Courses to satisfy this requirement shall include at least two sequential electives in the same manner required for the Standard Diploma.