High School Graduation Pathway - Option 4 - Evidence Based

  • Option 4 - Evidence Based Pathway: Successful completion of locally established grade-based requirements for academic content areas associated with each Keystone Exam on which the student did not achieve proficiency and demonstration of three pieces of evidence consistent with the student's goals and career plans, including one of the following: 
    • Attainment of an established score on a SAT subject test, an Advanced Placement Program Exam:  
      • SAT Subject Test: score of 630                       
      • AP program exam: score of 3
    • Acceptance to an accredited nonprofit institution of higher education other than a 4-year institution and evidence of the ability to enroll in college-level coursework        
    • Attainment of an industry-recognized credential; or       
    • Successful completion of a concurrent enrollment or postsecondary course; and
    • Two additional pieces of evidence, including one or more of the options listed above, or: satisfactory completion of a service learning project; attainment of a score of proficient or advanced on a Keystone Exam; a letter guaranteeing full-time employment; a certificate of successful completion of an internship or cooperative education program; or satisfactory compliance with the NCAA's core courses for college-bound student athletes with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.