To receive a Sisters High School diploma a student must meet the following requirements based on OAR 581-022-1130 and OAR 581-022-1134. This table shows the required credits for each area of the curriculum. Students should work closely with their guidance counselor to ensure that from year to year they are staying on track for graduation.
In addition to the requirements for the SHS 26 credit diploma, a student earning an Honors Diploma will be required to complete the following:
- Four years of math and three years of science, or three years of math and four years of science.
- Two years of the same foreign language.
- 28 total credits
- Have a cumulative, weighted GPA of 3.5
- A capstone course in three of the following content areas:
- Science – (one or more of the following) – Chemistry, Physics, AP Biology
- Math – (one or more of the following) Math 111/112 or AP Calculus
- English – AP Literature, Writing 121
- Social Studies – AP US History, AP Government
- World Language/Music – Level 3 of a world language and/or one full year of Jazz Band or Choir
- Art – AP Art
- CTE – Woods II, Manufacturing, Private Pilot, Health Occupations, Advanced Sports Medicine,
- IEE – Senior year internship
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Requirements
- Valedictorians must earn the honors diploma, earn A’s in four AP classes (both terms of the class) offered by Sisters High School, A or B in any additional AP classes, and an A in all other classes taken during high school.
- Salutatorians must earn the honors diploma, earn A’s in three AP classes (both terms of the class) offered by
Sisters High School, A or B in any additional AP classes, and an A in all other classes taken during high school.
Essential Skills requirements formerly associated with state graduation have been temporarily withdrawn, though students at Sisters High School will still complete assessment in their classes, as well as state assessments that align with the essential skills.
A student who, for educational and vocational reasons, wishes to graduate from high school in less time than the ordinary 9-12 grade level sequence, may request permission to complete graduation requirements on an altered schedule. Students and their parents or guardians will consult with their counselor to develop a graduation plan. Their intention to accomplish this plan will be stated in writing to the superintendent by February 1st of the academic year the student wishes to graduate. Students who have met the requirements and have requested to
graduate early may participate in honors and ceremonies that are scheduled during the graduation year in which the student has met graduation requirements.
Additional Educational Options
School to Career / School to Work / Internship
During a student’s attendance at Sisters High School, a maximum of two (2) school to career credits may be earned towards graduation at SHS. In addition, students will only be able to earn one (1) credit during any individual semester–including summer term. Students will be accountable for weekly attendance, have a written evaluation by the supervisor, and submit a written final to the STC coordinator. This must be set up with the STC coordinator before the term/summer begins. Exceptions can be made if it is specified in an IEP or a graduation plan has been put in place by the school counselor.