5 Questions Parents Frequently Ask Our Academic Team:

5 Questions Parents Frequently Ask Our Academic Team:

By Clark Bayles | Academics | November 22, 2016

1. What is required for graduation in Utah? other states?

Because we are a private school we do not have to follow the Utah requirements for graduation; however, we do follow them for the most part.

Oakley school requirements:

24 credits are required for graduation from Oakley School:
(The 4 core classes in red are common among most states. After that credit will vary some)

  • 4 English
  • 3 Math
  • 3 Science
  • 3 Social Science
  • 2 Foreign Language (if possible in the time frame)
  • 1.5 Art & Career Technical Education
  • 0.5 Computer Technology
  • 0.5 Personal Finance
  • 1.5 Physical Education
  • 0.5 Health
  • 4.5 General Electives

2. What constitutes a “credit” and how are they counted at Oakley?

One credit is one school year’s worth of academic work per course. For example: one school year of English is one english credit. Oakley is on Semesters, so a student will earn .5 credit in each of their classes from August to December and the second .5 credit from January to May.

3. Do we use matriculation process?

Some schools matriculate (move from one grade to the next) when they have earned enough credits to advance. However, we matriculate by the year the student entered High School. For example: If a student was a freshman in 2013-2014, then regardless of how credit deficient or behind they are they would be a sophomore Fall 2014-’15, a Junior 2015-’16 and a Senior this year (2016-’17).

4. When does my student complete their current grade level?

Oakley students will advance from grade to grade with the academic year regardless of credits. (first year in HS is freshman, Second year is Sophomore etc…)

5. What is the difference between graduation and completion?

Graduation is an academic completion of the required credits, whereas completion is a Clinical/therapeutic fulfillment of requirements. It’s not uncommon for a student to be doing better in one area, so these do not need to coincide for the student to achieve either completion or graduation.

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