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Summer Guidance Information

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Ellington High School students must:

1. Fulfill the legally mandated number and distribution of credits prescribed by the state and adopted by our Board of Education.

2. Satisfactorily pass required examinations and satisfactorily demonstrate the district’s performance standards, assessed in part by the statewide mastery examinations, and/or meet standards established by the faculty and approved by the Board of Education. The process and procedures for meeting the standards are outlined in the administrative regulations.

Twenty-two (22) credits for the classes of 2016 and 2017, 24 credits for the classes of 2018 and 2019, 25 credits for the class of 2020 and beyond along with the satisfactory completion of the performance standards determine eligibility for, and participation in, graduation. Students with fewer than the required number of credits or students who have not satisfactorily completed their academic requirements will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Students who have accumulated five or more out-of-school suspensions in their senior year may be excluded from the graduation ceremony.

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year all students must be enrolled in 6 courses per semester.

Students enrolled in an AP/ECE Courses with additional lab time must be enrolled in no less than 5 courses per semester.