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Graduation Requirements

Pittsfield Public Schools Graduation Requirement

Credit Requirements:                    Minimum of 244 credits

Course Requirements: (number of years)


MassCore


Academic

CTE

English

4

4

History

3

3

Math

4

4

Science

3

3

World Lang

2

0

PE

4

4

Hum Dev

2

2

Arts

1

0

CTE

0

3




















MCAS:

Students must achieve proficiency (minimum score of 240) on the English (ELA) and Math exams, and a passing score of 220 on the Science exam.  Scoring between 220-239 in ELA and/or math will require a student to observe an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP), wherein they work toward demonstrating proficiency in the related subject.

Optional Programs of Study:

Students are encouraged to examine the career pathways available through Pittsfield High School listed below.   All students are given the opportunity to choose a specific educational pathway, however it is not a requirement for graduation.


Academies:                                                      CTE:

Accelerated Academy                                  Facilities Management                               

Fine and Performing Arts                           Horticulture

Business Academy                                        Culinary Arts

Finance Academy                                          

Science and Engineering Academy                                           


  • MassCore

Developed by a statewide group of education and career professionals.  It is a recommended program of study that Massachusetts high school students need to prepare for college and careers.  MassCore courses should be rigorous, engaging and based on approved Massachusetts Curriculum.  The MassCore requirements vary slightly from Pittsfield High School’s graduation requirements, as outlined in the grid, below.  Meeting MassCore requirements is a goal for all Pittsfield Public School students; however, students may graduate without meeting all MassCore requirements, as long as they meet the district graduation requirements. Starting in the year 2016, students wishing to attend a Massachusetts 4 year university must have completed the MassCore curriculum to be eligible to apply for admission. 

 

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