Graduation Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum of 30 credits (7.50 per year) in the following areas:

                    English - 4    

                    Math - 4                              

                    Science - 4           

                    Social Studies - 4

                    Technical - 12

                    Health/PE - 2


    As approved by the Joint Board, only those students who successfully complete all 30 credits, as required for each curricular area, and complete the graduation project will graduate and participate in the graduation ceremony.  The purpose of the graduation project is to assure that the student is able to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and communicate significant knowledge and understanding.   


    As part of the graduation project, NOCTI testing must be completed. 

    A student who satisfactorily completes a special education program developed by an Individualized Education Program team shall be granted and issued a regular high school diploma from BCTHS. All potential graduates must have earned senior status with a total of 22.5 credits earned by August 15 of their Junior year in order to attend BCTHS as a senior. 


    In order to graduate, current juniors (2015) must:

    Junior Year (2013-2014):   Complete a project/presentation in their tech class no later than April 16, 2014.

    Senior Year (2014-2015):  Complete a career-based research paper in their Language Arts class by the end of the second academic rotation in September 2014.

    The presentation and paper are independent of one another.

    The last class required to complete a graduation project is the current sophomore (2016) class.  They will complete their presentation/project in their tech class as juniors (2014-2015) and their research paper as seniors (2015-2016).

    Beginning with the Class of 2017, scoring proficient on the Algebra, Biology, and Literature Keystone Exams is a state mandated graduation requirement.