• 8th Grade


    Administrator: Helen Levers




    Grade 8 Module 3 Parent Communication


    High School Programs



    Future Ready Core

    Students entering high school for the 2018-2019 school year follow the Future Ready Core graduation requirements. In order to graduate from any high school in North Carolina a student must complete the following:

    • 4 Credits in English including I, II, III, and IV 
    • 4 Credits in Math including Math I, II, III, and a fourth math course aligned with the student's post-graduation plans
    • 3 Credits in Science including Biology, a physical science, and earth/environmental science
    • 4 Credits in Social Studies including World History, American History I and II, and Civics and Economics
    • 1 Credit of Health and Physical Education
    • 6 Credits of Electives made up of: 2 Credits from any combination of CTE, the Arts, or World Languages
    • 4 Credits from one of the CTE, JROTC, the Arts, or any other subject area (A four course concentration in one of these areas is highly recommended)
    • 4 Additional Elective Credits


    (Please note that credits in world languages are not required for high school graduation, but they are required as part of the University of North Carolina System's minimum admission requirements.)


    Some high schools may have additional requirements related to their magnet programming such as community service or a capstone project.


    Occupational Course of Study

    The Occupational Course of Study, or OCS, is an alternative to the Future Ready Core Course of study that results in a student earning a high school diploma based on adapted courses. OCS prepares students for employment and is not appropriate for any student considering enrolling in a community college or four-year university. 


    Students in OCS are required to pass and/or complete all of the following requirements:

    • English--English I, II, III, and IV
    • Mathematics--Introduction to Mathematics, Algebra I, and Financial Management
    • Science--Applied Science, Biology
    • Social Studies--American History I and II
    • Occupational Preparation I, II, III, IV
    • Health/Physical Education
    • 4 Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses
    • 300 hours of school-based vocational training
    • 240 hours of community-based vocational training
    • 360 hours of competitive employment
    • Completion of a Career Portfolio containing all the required components
    • Completion of a computer skills proficiency requirement established by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team

    This course of study requires families work collaboratively and cooperatively with the school in assisting the student in obtaining competitive employment. This may include, but is not limited to, participation in planning transitions, follow-up on referrals to outside agencies, providing transportation outside school hours, and assisting the student in completing all paperwork from the school and all service providers. 


    Due to the rigorous requirements of OCS students may take more than four years to the complete the program. Once a student completes all OCS requirements the student must graduate even if they are not yet 22 years old. Students in OCS also have the option of exiting high school with a certificate of achievement and a transcript, but only if all OCS requirements are met other than the competitive employment requirements. 


    If you feel OCS is an appropriate option for your student, please contact your student's IEP case manager.


    Important Links

    • 8th Grade Supply List (these are recommended supplies for the grade levels, you maybe asked to get additional items that are team specific)
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