PHS Oregon Diploma Requirements

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All students who have demonstrated the ability to meet the full set of academic content standards.


24 Credits: Under regular conditions with or without accommodations; Credit by proficiency.

Credits for classes are granted for A, B, C, D, and P (Pass) grades.  A half credit (0.5) is earned for a semester; one credit (1) is earned for a full year class.  Grades of F, I (Incomplete), and N (No-pass) do not earn credit.

Eligible Student Populations

All Students: Regular Education Students, Special Education Students, Students on a Section 504

Post Secondary Options

  • 4-year College
  • Community College
  • Military
  • Employment

Graduation Requirements

Subject Area
English 4
Social Studies 3
Science 3
Math 3
PE 1
Health 1
Success 101/Personal Finance 0.5
Success 201/Career Pathways 0.5
Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts or Spanish 3
Electives 5
Plan and Profile Yes
CRLE 16 hours
Essential Skills Waived through 2027

Essential Skills – State required

Proficiency required in 2014 and Beyond
Assessment Options
Achievement Standards
Read and comprehend a variety of text
OAKS Reading Assessment (previously passed)
SMARTER balanced Assessment
Local assessments (work samples)


Write clearly and accurately
OAKS Writing Performance Assessment (previously passed)
SMARTER balanced Assessment
3 Writing Work Samples
(one each expository, persuasive & narrative)
40 Composite Score: Ave. 4 on each of the four required traits.


Score: 4 on each of four required traits for each work sample*

Apply mathematics in a variety of settings
OAKS Mathematics Assessment (previously passed)
SMARTER balanced Assessment
2 Mathematics Work Samples (one each for two of the following: geometry, algebraic relationships, statistics/probability)
Local approved assessment option*


Score: 4 on each of the four strands plus accuracy*

*using official state scoring guide

*Specifics of the Local Assessment option are available on the district and high school web sites.