Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School
I. Passing the Tenth Grade MCAS
The student must meet the Commonwealth’s performance expectations required on MCAS tests.
II. Curricular Knowledge
The student must earn a minimum of:
Four credits of English
Four credits of Math
Three credits of Lab Based Science
Three credits of Social Studies/History
Two credits of World Language
Two credits of Fine Arts
Four credits of Electives, one credit of which must be health
One credit is granted upon the successful completion of a year-long course. Half credits are granted upon the successful completion of a semester- long class. With the agreement of the High School Faculty “credits” may also be earned through successful completion of other educational experiences. A student needs to successfully complete 25 credits to graduate from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School.
***Full English credit will be granted to ELL students receiving ELL instruction.
Students must complete one portfolio per year of attendance at the MVPCS High School.
The portfolios will be created over an extended period of time through independent research and study, and/or through the student’s course work, and will be related to the curriculum areas of English, Math, Science, Social Studies/History, Health/PE, World Languages, or the Arts. The student will discuss the work with a review panel. Student work will meet the criteria outlined by the portfolio requirements.
IV. Project Period
Students must successfully participate in two Project Period courses per year of attendance except during senior year when there is one project period required.
IV. Community Service
The student must complete one community service project each year of High School.
The student must participate in a mentorship experience each year of High School.
The Graduation Committee, comprised of a Trustee, the Director, Assistant Director, High School Faculty members, and members from the Board of Trustees, meets four times during the school year to review each High School student’s progress towards meeting the Graduation Requirements.
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