Graduation Requirements for 2022 and beyond: Banner

Get ready for graduation! The graduation requirements for the Class of 2022 and beyond look different from classes in previous years. These graduation requirements, adopted by the APS Board of Education, reinforce the importance of APS 2026, the district's strategic plan. One of the goals of APS 2026 is for students to earn credentials that open doors. By earning the required credentials below, students will demonstrate postsecondary and workforce readiness.

What changed? Students in the class of 2020 and 2021 had to complete Steps 1 and 2 to graduate. Students in the class of 2022 and beyond will need to complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 in order to graduate.

STEP 1: Students must complete graduation course requirements for their high school.

Minimum high school graduation requirements for APS are 22 units of credit:

English 4.0
Mathematics 4.0
Science 3.0
Social Sciences 3.0 (1.0 of U.S. History, 1.0 of World Studies and 0.5 of Civil Government)
World Language 1.0 (Includes Sign Language)
Elective & Additional Core Academic Courses 7.0

STEP 2: Students must complete the Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP) process.

The ICAP is a personalized career and academic planning process. Students must consult with their high school counselor to set career and academic goals and create a plan to achieve them.

STEP 3: Students must successfully demonstrate mastery in Reading, Writing, and Communicating AND Mathematics.

Graduates must demonstrate competency on at least one of the district adopted measures in both Reading, Writing, and Communicating AND Mathematics.

APS Menu of Options | Career and College Ready Demonstrations

Next Generation Accuplacer 241 on Reading or 236 on Writing 255 on Arithmetic (AR) or 230 on Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS)
ACT Scores 18 on English section 19 on Math section
Advanced Placement (AP) 2 or above 2 or above
Concurrent Enrollment Grade of C or better in a specific Guarantee Transfer Pathway Grade of C or better in a specific Guarantee Transfer Pathway
District Capstone Capstone Completed Capstone Completed
Industry-based Certificates Earned Certificate Earned Certificate
International Baccalaureate (IB) 4 or above 4 or above
SAT Scores 470 500

Workforce Training Certificates

(ACT Work Keys - National Career Readiness Certification)

Bronze or higher Bronze or higher
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) 31 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) 31 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)