High School Graduation Requirements

There are four requirements that must be met to graduate from Ridgefield Public Schools:

1. Credit Requirements: A minimum of 23 credits is required for graduation from Ridgefield Public Schools. Each semester course is worth .5 credits. Students take six classes for a total of 3 credits each semester. Students may be required to take additional classes based on their High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) score. See curriculum guide for specific credit requirements.

2. Culminated Project – Culminating Project is a graduation requirement with a variety of elements that must be completed and passed according to the Culminating Project guidelines.

3. High School and Beyond Plan – the Four Year Plan is required for graduation. It is developed with freshmen and revisited each year. Counselors provide activities and technical assistance to students, parents, teachers and administrators in this process.

4. Successful completion of the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)/State requirements in the areas of reading, writing and math.