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College Admission, AP, IB, Cambridge Exam & Courses

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Students may use scores on college admissions (ACT (no writing)®, ACT with Writing®, SAT®, SAT with Essay®) tests to show they possess the knowledge and skills expected of high school graduates. 

In addition, students who earn a score of 3 or higher on specified Advanced Placement (AP) tests, 4 or higher on specified International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, or E or higher on specific Cambridge International Advanced or Advanced Subsidiary exams may use these scores to meet graduation assessment requirements in English language arts and/or math.

College Admissions Test Cut Scores
Students may use scores on college admissions (ACT (no writing)®, ACT with Writing®, SAT®, SAT with Essay®) tests to show they possess the knowledge and skills expected of high school graduates. 

In addition, students who earn a score of 3 or higher on specified Advanced Placement (AP) tests or 4 or higher on specified International Baccalaureate (IB) exams may use these scores to meet graduation assessment/pathway requirements in English language arts and/or math.

Students must meet or exceed the following scores in a given content area:

Approved College Admission Tests English Language Arts Mathematics
ACT N/A 16
ACT with Writing 14 16

SAT or

SAT with Essay

410 430

*SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, or alternate ACT tests (i.e. ACT Compass, Aspire, etc.) DO NOT qualify.

Required Documentation

This may NOT be a printout from a webpage, or a school district/State-Tribal Education Compact summary of reports, etc. The official student score report is the only report that will be considered valid for a submission. Please keep all documentation in the student's cumulative file.

AP, IB & Cambridge Courses and Exams

Graduation Pathway Requirement by Content Area AP Courses and Exams
Exam Scores: 3 or higher
Course: C+ grade in each term
IB Courses and Exams
Exam Scores: 4 or higher
Course: C+ grade in each term
Cambridge Courses and Exams
Exam Scores: E or higher
Course: C+ grade in each term
Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Statistics
  • Mathematical Studies SL (prior to 2021)
  • Mathematics SL (prior to 2021)
  • Mathematics HL (prior to 2021)
  • Further Mathematics HL (prior to 2021)
  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL 
  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation SL 
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL
  • Mathematics, Middle Years Program

Advanced (A) or Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
English Language Arts
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Psychology
  • United States History
  • United States Government and Politics
  • World History
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Language A: Literature
  • Language A: Language and Literature
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Global Politics
  • History
  • Information Technology In a Global Society
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • World Religions

Advanced (A) or Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

  • English Language
  • Literature in English
  • English General Paper
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Global Perspective and Research
  • Law

AP, IB, and Cambridge course information will be pulled directly from CEDARS student grade history (no upload necessary).