High School Graduation Requirements

New Jersey State & West Milford Local Graduation Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION for the classes of 2016-2019 -- 120 credits which must include:
EFFECTIVE WITH THE CLASS OF 2020 WEST MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL WILL REQUIRE 125 credits for graduation. Requirements will include a 2.5 credit Freshmen Seminar course. 

English

20 credits

Mathematics

15 credits – including Algebra 1, Geometry, and one more advanced course that builds on algebra  & geometry 

World History

5 credits

United States History

10 credits

Science

15 credits, including Biology and two other lab sciences

World Language

5 credits

Visual/Performing Arts

5 credits

Practical Arts/ 21st Century Skills

5 credits

Physical Education

3.75 credits for each year of enrollment in a NJ public school

Health or Driver’s Ed

1.25 credits for each year of enrollment in a NJ public school

Financial Literacy

2.5 credits

Freshman Seminar

2.5 credits

 

 





NJ TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS of  2017, 2018, 2019

 

STATE TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

FOR THE CLASS OF 2017, 2018, 2019

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

MATHEMATICS

PARCC ELA 9  score of 750 or above

PARCC Algebra I Score of 750 or above

OR

OR

PARCC ELA 10 score of 750 or above

PARCC Geometry score of 725 or above

OR

OR

PARCC ELA 11 score of 725 or above

PARCC Algebra II Score of 725 or above

OR

OR

‘New’ SAT Critical Reading   Reading test score of  22 or above or EBWR section score of 450 or above

"Old" SAT Critical Reading  score of 400 or more

‘New’ SAT Math  Math test score of 22 or above or Math section score of 440 or more

"Old" SAT Math  score of 400 or more

OR

OR

ACT Reading score of 16 or more

ACT Math score of 16 or above

OR

OR

Accuplacer: Write Placer score of 6 of more

Accuplacer Math: Elementary Algebra score of 76 or more

OR

OR

‘New’ PSAT  Reading score 22 or more

"Old" PSAT Critical Reading  score of 40 or more

‘New’ PSAT Math score 22 or more

"Old" PSAT Math score of 40 or more

OR

OR

ACT Aspire score of 422 or more

ACT Aspire score of 422 or more

OR

OR

ASVAB-AFQT score of 31 or more

OR

OR

Successful completion of Portfolio Appeal

(as evaluated by NJ State Dept. of Education)

Successful completion of Portfolio Appeal

(as evaluated by NJ State Dept. of Education)

 

For the class of 2020

The Class of 2020 can demonstrate graduation assessment proficiency through the same alternative means as those in the Classes of 2016  through 2019, provided all students in the Class of 2020 take all end-of-course PARCC assessments for which they are eligible.  These students must participate in every PARCC assessment each year and also have a valid score. This means that  a student must not only “take”  the PARCC,  but must also do his/her best in order to graduate.


For the class of 2021 and beyond

For the Class of 2021 and thereafter, students must demonstrate proficiency on the ELA 10 and Algebra 1 assessments to meet graduation requirements. These students must  participate in every PARCC assessment each year and have a valid score (meaning a student must not only “take”  the PARCC but must also  do his/her best)