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    917 Exeter Road, Lebanon, Connecticut, 06249 / Phone: 860-642-7567

 

 

Graduation Requirements

            Graduation from Lyman Memorial High School implies that students have satisfactorily

completed the prescribed courses of study in accordance with their respective abilities to achieve.

           

Subject

Credits

Specific Requirements

 

The Arts or Vocational Education

 

2

 

 

English

4

 

Health

0.5

 

Mathematics

3

Algebra 1 or Algebra 1A course.

Physical Education

1.5

3 years

Science

3

1 lab course

Social Studies

3

U.S. History 1 credit; Civics, .5 credit or equivalent.

Computer Literacy

0.5

 

Senior Project

0.5

 

Electives

5

Minimum

TOTAL

23

 

 

12 th Grade Performance Requirements

 

A Lyman Memorial Graduate

Is literate .

  • Demonstrates the ability to read effectively for a variety of purposes when assessing, processing, and communicating knowledge by meeting one of the following three criteria:

•  By achieving proficiency on the CAPT reading assessment.

•  Achieve a score of 500 on the SAT verbal reasoning assessment.

•  Pass the Lebanon Public School District writing assessment.

 

  • Demonstrates effective writing skills for a variety of purposes when assessing, processing, and communicating knowledge by meeting one of the following three criteria:

•  By achieving proficiency on the writing assessment.

•  Achieve a score of 500 on the SAT verbal reasoning assessment.

•  Pass the Lebanon Public School District writing assessment

 

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills appropriate for a specific audience by meeting one of the following four criteria:

•  By achieving proficiency on the CAPT reading and on the CAPT writing assessment.

•  Achieve a score of 500 on the SAT verbal reasoning assessment.

•  Pass the Lebanon Public School District writing assessment

•  Successfully complete senior project.

 

 

Is a problem solver .

  • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills using logical reasoning and utilization of different sources of information and use of multiple strategies in solving a variety of types of problems by meeting one of the following three criteria:

•  By achieving proficiency on the CAPT math assessment.

•  Achieve a score of 500 on the SAT math reasoning assessment.

•  Pass the Lebanon Public School District problem solving assessment.

 

  • Demonstrate proficiency using a variety of technology and informational resources to gather and synthesize data by meeting one of the following three criteria:

•  Pass a computer literacy course.

•  Pass a physical science technology-based research project on the science CAPT.

•  Demonstrate the use of technology in a senior project.

 

Is a communicator .

•  Demonstrates interdisciplinary skills and knowledge while investigating and making a presentation in a specialized area of interest culminating in a senior project.

•  Successfully complete senior project.


LYMAN MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

 

Connecticut Standards

•  Is Literate. Demonstrates the ability to read and write at the level of proficiency on the CAPT writing assessment when assessing, processing, and communicating knowledge.

•  Is a problem solver. Shows that he/she can utilize differing sources of information and apply multiple strategies at the level of proficiency on the CAPT math assessment in solving various types of problems.

•  Is a communicator. Demonstrates interdisciplinary skills and knowledge while investigating and making a presentation in a specialized area of interest culminating in a senior project.

National Standards

•  Is literate. Demonstrates the ability to read and write proficiently when assessing, processing, and communicating knowledge by achieving a score of 500 or above on the SAT verbal reasoning assessment.

•  Is a problem solver. Demonstrates that he/she can utilize differing sources of information and apply multiple strategies in solving various types of problems by achieving a score of 500 or above on the SAT math assessment.

 

Local Standards

•  Local Assessments - A Lyman Memorial High School graduate. . .

•  Is literate. Demonstrates the ability to read and write proficiently when assessing, processing, and communicating knowledge by writing. Students shall, prior to the completion of their senior year, produce an essay that is focused, organized, elaborated, and edited for standard English conventions.

•  Is a problem solver. Demonstrates that he/she can utilize differing sources of information and apply multiple strategies in solving various types of problems within the content of the math course, in which the student is enrolled, he/she will satisfactorily complete multi-step mathematical problems, which require demonstration of basic math operations including fractions or decimals. The student shall also explain in writing either how he/she arrived at each answer or justify each answer in writing.

•  Is a communicator. Demonstrates interdisciplinary skills and knowledge while investigating a specialized area of interest culminating in a senior project.

 

•  Performance Modifications

The standards for student performance may be modified if the student:

•  Achieves a score at the level of proficiency on the CAPT assessment on a related section of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test - Reading Across the Disciplines,

•  Achieves a score at the level of proficiency on the CAPT assessment on a related section of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test - Writing Across the Disciplines,

•  Achieves a score of 500 or above on the SAT II in mathematics and/or writing.

•  Achieves a score of 500 or above on the mathematics section of the SAT.

•  Has special needs and is indicated in Individual Education Plan.

•  Is a junior who retakes the CAPT and demonstrates significant improvement as determined by test results reviewed by the performance review committee.

 

•  Implementation

•  Students will have at least five opportunities over the course of their junior and senior year to complete the performance standard.

•  Students who have not satisfactorily demonstrated the district's performance standard in writing, or who do not qualify for performance modifications, will be required to take a writing course in their senior year.

•  Students who have not satisfactorily demonstrated the district's performance standard in mathematics, or who do not qualify for a performance modification, will be required to take a mathematics course, other than a computer mathematics course in their senior year.

 

•  Notification

•  Of teachers: At the beginning of the school year, the Guidance Department will provide to teachers (in subject areas with required performance tasks) a list of all seniors who have not met a standardized test goal in their areas. Teachers will be notified of the junior CAPT scores upon their receipt at the school.

•  Of students: The Guidance Department will write to juniors who do not meet the CAPT goals and the parents of said juniors to remind them of the performance standard requirements for graduation. At the beginning of the school year, each senior shall be notified by his/her guidance counselor of his/her status relative to meeting the performance standards for graduation.

•  Of parents: The Guidance Department will also notify in writing the parents of seniors who have not met the performance standard goal in any area and thus must pass one or more of the district performance tasks.

•  Options

Seniors who are not eligible for graduation with their class, due to a failure to meet the district graduation requirement, as per policy, in one or more subjects as described above, may select one of the following options:

•  Return in September as a fifth year student,

•  Enroll in summer school and pass the requirement,

•  Enroll in courses to be designated through Adult Education Program and pass the assessment,

•  Make arrangements for re-testing to meet the performance standards.