Students of Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School must complete a minimum of 25 credits to meet graduation requirements.
Those credits must include the following:
English – 4 credits
Mathematics – 3 credits
Science – 3 credits
Social Studies – 3 credits
CASA Art – 2 credits per year while enrolled at CASA
Health – 1 credit
Physical Education – 1 credit
Electives – 6 credits
Students must demonstrate proficiency via their Keystone Exam results or the resultant proficiency project experiences by the end of their senior year. During the 2016-2017 school year, the following Keystone Exams will be given: Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology. Beginning with the class of 2019, students must demonstrate proficiency on all Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement.
Remediation classes will be mandatory for non-proficient students.
Students and their parents should keep credit and proficiency requirements in mind when selecting courses. The counselor will have a record of credits earned and needed for graduation.
*Note - Children with disabilities who satisfactorily complete a special education program developed by an Individualized Education Program team under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act shall be granted and issued a regular high school diploma by the Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School. This applies if the special education program of a child with a disability does not otherwise meet the established graduation requirements. Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) may meet the requirements for graduation by meeting or exceeding goals as outlined and agreed upon within the IEP.
All students at Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School will participate in all required statewide assessments as outlined in Pennsylvania’s Chapter 4 requirements for the purposes of the school report card and graduation.