6500.00 | Graduation Requirements

In accordance with the State Board of Education (SBOE), effective January 1, 2006, all students must achieve a proficient or advanced score on the high school Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) in Reading, Mathematics, and Language Usage in order to graduate. Beginning with the class of 2013, all students must also receive a proficient or advanced score on the Science ISAT in order to graduate. This requirement is in addition to all existing state and local graduation requirements. The SBOE has also ruled that any student in one of the categories listed below who has not passed all three sections (four sections beginning with the class of 2013) of the ISAT may appeal to the local school board, and at the discretion of the local school board, be provided an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency through an alternate locally established mechanism. All locally established mechanisms must be approved by the district's Board of Trustees, and then sent to the SBOE for review and information. [IDAPA 08.02.03 105.03] (4-27-10)

Students who may appeal:

  • a student enrolled in a special education program, who has an Individual Education Plan; or
  • a student enrolled in a limited English proficiency program for three academic years or less; or
  • a student enrolled in the fall semester of the senior year. (4-27-10)

Students graduating from Moscow High School in 2010 and 2011 must earn a minimum of forty-six (46) credits for graduation; those graduating in 2012 must earn a minimum of forty-seven (47) credits for graduation; those graduating in 2013 must earn a minimum of forty-nine (49) credits for graduation; and those graduating in 2014 and beyond must earn a minimum of fifty-one (51) credits for graduation. (4-27-10)

Students graduating in 2010, 2011, or 2012 from Paradise Creek Regional High School must earn a minimum of forty-two (42) credits for graduation and those graduating in 2013 and beyond must earn a minimum of forty-six (46) credits for graduation. (4-27-10)

The District will allow a maximum of three (3) credits from correspondence courses to be applied toward the completion of graduation requirements. All correspondence credits used in completing core graduation requirements shall parallel the content of courses outlined in the academic guide. Only those correspondence courses, which are approved in advance by the Superintendent or designee, will be accepted for credit. In unusual or extenuating circumstances, the Superintendent or designee may approve correspondence credits above the minimum, but within State Board of Education requirements. (4-27-10)

  1. Curriculum Requirements.
    Thirty (30) credits in specified subjects are required for Moscow High School and Paradise Creek Regional High School graduating seniors. Beginning in 2013 and beyond, thirty-three (33) credits in specified subjects will be required for Moscow High School graduating seniors. (4-27-10)The following requirements must be met for a student to graduate:
    1. English requirement - eight (8) credits completed within grades 9-12.
    2. Math requirement through Class of 2012-four (4) credits completed within grades 9-12. Transfer students entering Moscow School District after the ninth grade may take an approved replacement course at Moscow High School or Paradise Creek Regional High School. Math requirement beginning the Class of 2013 and beyond - six (6) credits completed within grades 9-12, two (2) credits of the required six (6) credits must be taken in the last year of high school. (4-27-10)
    3. Speech/Communication requirement - one (1) credit completed within grades 9-12.
    4. Science requirement - four (4) credits, two (2) of which must be lab credits, completed within grades 9-12 through 2012, and six (6) credits, four (4) of which must be lab credits, completed within grades 9-12, beginning with the class of 2013. Transfer students entering Moscow School District after the ninth grade may take an approved replacement course at Moscow High School or Paradise Creek Regional High School. (4-27-10)
    5. Economics requirement - one (1) credit completed within grades 10-12
    6. Humanities requirement - two (2) credits completed within grades 9-12.
    7. Health/Wellness requirement - Moscow High School requires two (2) Wellness credits that include state health requirements, completed within grades 10-12. Transfer students should see the counselor for exceptions. Paradise Creek Regional High School requires one (1) Health credit completed within grades 10-12. Two (2) Wellness credits may be substituted for the PCRHS Health requirement. (4-27-10)
    8. Physical Education requirement - two (2) credits completed within grade
    9. Transfer students entering Moscow School District after the ninth grade may take an approved replacement course at Moscow High School. Upon successful application, a ninth grade student may waive one or two physical education credits. (See Board Policy 6100.40 B.)There is no Physical Education requirement for Paradise Creek Regional High School. (4-27-10)9. Social Studies requirement - The Moscow High School requirement for 2010, 2011, and 2012 is eight (8) credits composed of two (2) credits of World History, two (2) credits of United States History to 1877, two (2) credits of United States History - Reconstruction to the Present, and two credits (2) of United States Government. The requirement for 2013 and beyond is six (6) credits composed of two (2) credits of World History, two (2) credits of United States History, and two (2) credits of United States Government. Transfer students entering Moscow School District after the ninth grade may take an approved replacement course at Moscow High School. (4-27-10)

      The Paradise Creek Regional High School requirement for Social Studies is four (4) credits composed of two (2) credits of United States History and two (2) credits of United States Government. (4-27-10)

  2. Electives.
    Moscow High School:
    Class of 2010 - twelve (12) credits represent electives chosen by the student.
    Class of 2011 - fourteen (14) credits represent electives chosen by the student.
    Class of 2012 - fifteen (15) credits represent electives chosen by the student.
    Class of 2013 - fourteen (14) credits represent electives chosen by the student.
    Class of 2014 and beyond - sixteen (16) credits represent electives chosen by the student.

    Paradise Creek Regional High School:
    Classes of 2010 - 2012 - seventeen (17) credits represent electives chosen by the student. Class of 2013 and beyond -sixteen (16) credits represent electives chosen by the student. (4-27-10))

  3. College Entrance Examination.
    For the graduating class of 2013 and beyond, a student must take one (1) of the following college entrance examinations before the end of the student's eleventh (11th) grade year: COMPASS, ACT, or SAT. Scores must be included in a Learning Plan. (5-26-09)
  4. Senior Project.
    For the graduating class of 2013 and beyond, a student must complete a one (1) credit senior project that shall include a written component and oral presentation by the end of grade 12. (4-27-10)