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Graduation Requirements

Preparing our Students
For Success in the 21st Century

ACT’s graduation rates, year to year, range from 94% to 100%. Because students choose to attend ACT, they have a vested interest in attending class. Student attendance rates are exceptional. All students who graduate ACT must complete the following requirements:

40 Credits

English: no fewer than 4 credits
Mathematics: no fewer than 4 credits
Science: no fewer than 3 credits
Social Studies: no fewer than 3 credits
Physical Education: no fewer than 2 credits
Health: .5 credits
Fine and Performing Arts: no fewer than 20 credits
Senior Capstone Project: 1 credit

Capstone Project

The Senior Capstone Project, also known as the Legacy Project, gives students an opportunity to investigate a specialized aa of interest as they apply and demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired in arts and academics. Seniors will have the assistance of a faculty advisor to guide them through the process entailed in this project, and an adult mentor, who has specific knowledge of the area the student has chosen to explore. The Senior Capstone Project Committee will conduct a final evaluation of each student's project. Please see our Quick Links section or download the Senior Capstone Project manual here.

Community Service

All ACT students are required to fulfill 50 hours of community service by May of their graduation year.  Students may begin accumulating hours towards this requirement anytime after the beginning of their freshman year of high school.  The community service must be done outside of their home and family environment.  Any activity that meets the following requirements is acceptable.  All hours must be documented on an ACT Community Service Documentation Form completely and legibly.  The total hours will be noted on the student’s high school transcript. Please see our Quick Links section or download the Community Service requirements here.

 

Academic Performance Expectations

Students must also achieve a rating of "Proficient" on at leat one formal, summative assessment in each Academic Performance Expectation area:

  • Effective Writing
  • Active Reading
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem-Solving
  • Independent Project Development (Senior Capstone Experience)

 

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