8607 Commericial Photography I
9093 Urban Gardening - Co-op Work Release Option
9094 Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Co-op Work Release Option
8120 Marketing - Co-op Work Release Option
8140 Fashion Marketing - Co-op Work Release Option
08175 Sports & Entertainment Marketing - Co-op Work Release Option
8125_CTE Digital Marketing - Co-op Work Release Option
8608_CTE Commericial Photography II - Part I
8608A_CTE Commercial Photography II - Part II
*EFFECTIVE STUDENTS ENTERING THE NINTH GRADE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR:
- Earn a board-approved career and technical education credential to graduate with a Standard Diploma; and
- Successfully complete one virtual course, which may be non-credit bearing.]
The Standards of Quality, § 22.1-253.13:4.D.2 of the Code of Virginia, effective July 1, 2011, states:
The requirements for a standard high school diploma shall, however, include at least two sequential electives chosen from a concentration of courses selected from a variety of options that may be planned to ensure the completion of a focused sequence of elective courses. Students may take such focused sequence of elective courses in consecutive years or any two years of high school. Such focused sequence of elective courses shall provide a foundation for further education or training or preparation for employment, shall be identified in the Academic and Career Plan as described in Board of Education regulations, and shall be developed by the school division, consistent with Board of Education guidelines and as approved by the local school board.
A concentration is a coherent sequence of state-approved courses as identified in the course listings within this document (Administrative Planning Guide).
A career and technical education completer is a student who has met the requirements for a career and technical education concentration (sequence) and all requirements for high school graduation, or an approved alternative education program. Students may take additional career and technical education courses that will enhance their career pathway goals.
A specialization is a student choice to take additional courses beyond a minimum completer course sequence in a specific career area related to his/her career pathway.
Completion of certain skill sets and coursework enable students to participate in state Board of Education approved assessments for industry certifications, a state license, or national and/or occupational competency certifications. Students who earn these credentials are eligible to earn verified credits toward graduation requirements.
A standard unit of credit or standard credit means credit awarded for a course in which the student successfully completes 140 clock hours of instruction and the requirements of the course. Local school boards may develop alternatives to the requirement for 140 clock hours of instruction as provided for in these regulations at 8 VAC 20-131-110.
A verified unit of credit or verified credit means credit awarded for a course in which a student earns a standard unit of credit and achieves a passing score on a corresponding end-of-course SOL test or an additional test approved by the Board of Education as part of the Virginia assessment program.
Student-Selected Verified Credit is described in Virginia Board of Education Guidance Document Governing Certain Provisions of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-131, effective, January 13, 2011:
Criteria for Awarding Student-Selected Verified Credit: Student-selected verified credit will be awarded for certification or licensure examinations that meet all of the following criteria:
- Industry certification or licensure examinations that are approved to satisfy the requirements for the Board of Education’s Career and Technical Education Seal or the Board of Education’s Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology will satisfy requirements for student-selected verified credits.
- The teacher and/or the career and technical education program must be certified by the issuing organization relative to the industry certification or license.
- A standard credit may not be verified more than once.
Earning Student-Selected Verified Credit: One student-selected verified credit will be awarded for passing each certification or licensure examination that meets all of the above criteria and the student earns one standard unit of credit only in the career and technical education concentration or specialization.
Two student-selected verified credits will be awarded for passing each certification or licensure examination that meets all of the above criteria; and
- The student meets the career and technical education concentration or specialization course requirements for program completer.
- The student earns at least two standard units of credit in the career and technical education concentration or specialization.
- The student may substitute one of these verified credits for a verified credit in either science or history/social science.
A list of credentials approved for this purpose may be found at:http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/career_technical/index.shtml
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-131, K 1-6, effective August 31, 2011, states:
K. Awards for exemplary student performance. Students who demonstrate academic excellence and/or outstanding achievement may be eligible for one or more of the following awards:
- Students who complete the requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma or Advanced Technical Diploma with an average grade of "B" or better, and successfully complete college-level coursework that will earn the student at least nine transferable college credits in Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge, or dual enrollment courses shall receive the Governor's Seal on the diploma.
- Students who complete the requirements for a Standard Diploma, Standard Technical Diploma, Advanced Studies Diploma or Advanced Technical Diploma with an average grade of "A" shall receive a Board of Education Seal on the diploma.
- The Board of Education's Career and Technical Education Seal will be awarded to students who earn a Standard Diploma, Standard Technical Diploma, Advanced Studies Diploma or Advanced Technical Diploma and complete a prescribed sequence of courses in a career and technical education concentration or specialization that they choose and maintain a "B" or better average in those courses; or (i) pass an examination or an occupational competency assessment in a career and technical education concentration or specialization that confers certification or occupational competency credential from a recognized industry, trade or professional association or (ii) acquire a professional license in that career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Board of Education shall approve all professional licenses and examinations used to satisfy these requirements.
- The Board of Education's Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology will be awarded to students who earn either a Standard Diploma, Standard Technical Diploma, Advanced Studies Diploma or Advanced Technical Diploma and (i) satisfy all of the mathematics requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma or Advanced Technical Diploma (four units of credit including Algebra II; two verified units of credit) with a "B" average or better; and (ii) either (a) pass an examination in a career and technical education field that confers certification from a recognized industry, or trade or professional association; (b) acquire a professional license in a career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia; or (c) pass an examination approved by the board that confers college-level credit in a technology or computer science area. The Board of Education shall approve all professional licenses and examinations used to satisfy these requirements.
- The Board of Education’s Seal for Excellence in Civics Education will be awarded to students who earn either a Standard Diploma, Standard Technical Diploma, Advanced Studies Diploma, or Advanced Technical Diploma and: (i) complete Virginia and United States History and Virginia and United States Government courses with a grade of "B" or higher; and, (ii) have good attendance and no disciplinary infractions as determined by local school board policies and, (iii) complete 50 hours of voluntary participation in community service or extracurricular activities. Activities that would satisfy the requirements of clause (iii) of this subdivision include: (a) volunteering for a charitable or religious organization that provides services to the poor, sick or less fortunate; (b) participating in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or similar youth organizations; (c) participating in JROTC; (d) participating in political campaigns or government internships, or Boys State, Girls State, or Model General Assembly; or (e) participating in school-sponsored extracurricular activities that have a civics focus. Any student who enlists in the United States military prior to graduation will be deemed to have met this community service requirement.
- Students may receive other seals or awards for exceptional academic, career and technical, citizenship, or other exemplary performance in accordance with criteria defined by the local school board.
For additional information, refer to Superintendents Memorandum #087-12, issued on April 6, 2012.