Pathways to Graduation
This website is to help all families understand the ways for their student(s) to successfully navigate the graduation requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you are unclear about the information on this site or have specific questions regarding your student's Keystone Exams, then please contact your student's School Counselor.
Act 158 of 2018 (Act 158) provides alternatives to Pennsylvania’s statewide requirement of attaining proficiency on the three end-of-course Keystone Exams (Algebra I, Literature, and Biology) in order for a student to achieve statewide graduation requirements. If a student does not achieve Proficient or Advanced on each of the end of course Keystone Exams, then effective with the graduating class of 2023, students have the option to demonstrate postsecondary preparedness through one of four additional pathways that more fully illustrate college, career, and community readiness.