Testing Requirements for Graduation
- Career and Technology Education Assessment
- Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Requirments
- Health and PE Testing Requirements
A Career and Technical Education Industry credential is associated with all CTE classes. All students must pass the Economics and Personal Finance class for graduation, and one CTE Industry Credential (assessment) is required for a standard diploma. Every student will have the opportunity to take the Workplace Readiness exam and the W!SE Financial Literacy exam while enrolled in Economics and Personal Finance.
CTE Industry Credentials that could count for graduation:
- Workplace Readiness for the Commonwealth
- Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals
- Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop
- Customer Service and Sales Credential
- OSHA 10
- NCCER Core Craft
- NCCER Carpentry Level I
- Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
- Microsoft Office
- Cosmetology State License
- CNA State License
Students graduating in 2021-2022 and beyond are required to pass 5 SOL tests for either a standard or an advanced diploma: Reading, writing, 1 math, 1 science, 1 history.
English 11 Reading
English 11 Writing
World History 1
World History II
Work Place Documents - This test has been approved by the Virginia Department of Education to take the place of the English 11 Reading SOL if the student has failed the English 11 Reading SOL at least once and scores at least a 4 on the Work Place Documents test.
Business Writing – This test has been approved by the Virginia Department of Education to take the place of the English 11 Writing SOL if the student has received a minimum score of 3 on the test. All FCPS ninth grade students who are currently enrolled at the time of the test are given one opportunity to take it.
Health and PE State Requirements:
- CPR – Hands on CPR training is a graduation requirement for the State of Virginia as is Health and PE 9. Because the CPR training is imbedded in the Health and PE 9 class, all students will meet the CPR state requirement for graduation through their Health and PE 9 class.
- Driver’s Ed – Students are required to take and pass a Driver’s Education Class before they take Behind the Wheel training. The Driver’s Education Unit is a 9-week unit imbedded in Health and PE 10. Students who pass the unit receive a certificate enabling them to enroll in a behind the wheel portion of Driver’s Ed. Because all 10th grade students are required to take Health and PE 10, every student who is enrolled in Health and PE 10 will meet the Driver’s Ed requirement.