Effective with the graduating class of 2023, PA Virtual students have the option to demonstrate postsecondary preparedness through a pathway that more fully illustrates college, career, and community readiness.
Proficiency is achieved with a minimum composite score of 4452.
Complete all three Keystone exams.
Earn a minimum of one score of Proficient or Advanced on anyof Keystone Exams
Earn no "Below Basic" scores on anyof the Keystone exams.
Students who were enrolled in and passed trigger courses during the 2019-2020 School Year are eligible for COVID-19 Keystone Waivers. These students will be required to earn a composite score of 2939 on two Keystone Exams.
Proficiency can be achieved by a student submitting 3 pieces of evidence consistent with student post-secondary goals as approved by the High School administration, in conjunction with PDE requirements. Students can demonstrate through:
One of the following:
Meet established score on ACT WorkKeys (Silver), SAT Subject (630), AP Exam (3);
Attain an industry-recognized credential;
Acceptance into other-than-4-year IHE.
Two of the following:
Score Proficient or better on a Keystone Exam;
Complete a Service-Learning Project (may not match Capstone Project requirements);
Complete an Internship or Externship
Have a guarantee of full-time employment.
* In the event that results from an Alternative Assessment or evidence from the Evidence-Based Pathway is not received prior to graduation, a student's diploma will not be conferred. All required documentation must be received by the end of the summer of the student's graduating year.
Pennsylvania Department of Education Resources
Learn more about Act 158 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 158 page.
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