High School Graduation Requirements

Class 2022
In English Language Arts/Literacy, students must demonstrate proficiency:
1. On NJSLA/PARCC ELA 10; or
2. By meeting the designated cut score on an alternative assessment such as other high school-level NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, or ACCUPLACER as defined in the NJDOE chart; or
3. By submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the New Jersey Department of Education.

In mathematics, students must demonstrate proficiency:
1. On NJSLA/PARCC Algebra I; or
2. By meeting the designated cut score on an alternative assessment such as other high school-level NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, or ACCUPLACER as defined in the NJDOE chart; or
3. By submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the New Jersey Department of Education.

For more details, including cut scores, please see the NJDOE guidance chart

Classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 

Beginning with Class of 2023, all 11th grade students must take the new NJ Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) in ELA and math. If a student does not pass, they can retake NJGPA or use any of the alternatives. 

In English Language Arts:

1. On NJSLA/PARCC ELA 10; or
2. By meeting the designated cut score on an alternative assessment such as other high school-level NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, or ACCUPLACER as defined in the NJDOE chart; or
3. By submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the New Jersey Department of Education.

In mathematics:
1. On NJSLA/PARCC Algebra I; or
2. By meeting the designated cut score on an alternative assessment such as other high school-level NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB or ACCUPLACER as defined in the NJDOE chart; or
3. By submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the New Jersey Department of Education.

For more details, please see the NJDOE guidance chart. Please note that the New Jersey Department of Education and the NJ State Board of Education are considering new (higher) cut scores for the alternative pathways.