To be eligible for graduation, students must earn a minimum of 25 credits. These credits must be earned in the following curricular areas:
- English – 4 credits
- Mathematics – 3 credits
- Science – 3 credits
- Social Studies – 3 credits (U.S. Government, World History, U.S. History)
- CASA Art – 2 credits per year while enrolled at CASA
- Health – .5 credit
- Physical Education – 1 credit
- Electives – Up to 5.5 credits (.5 credit must be earned in a live art elective)
**All students must carry a minimum of 6 credits per school year.
In accordance with new state requirements, students will be required to complete a minimum of eight activities which demonstrate College & Career Readiness by the end of their junior year.
The following Keystone Exams will be given as end of year course exams: Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology. Remediation classes will be mandatory for non-proficient students before a Keystone Exam is retaken.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.
**New Statewide Graduation Requirements Beginning with the Class of 2023**
Senate Bill 1095, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on October 24, 2018, shifted Pennsylvania's reliance on high stakes testing as a graduation requirement to provide alternatives for high school students to demonstrate readiness for postsecondary success.
Beginning with the class of 2023, CASA students must meet the school's local requirements along with the new statewide requirements
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*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.