2017 SOA: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (CLASS OF 2022)
Virginia’s revised graduation requirements maintain high expectations for learning in English, math, science and history/social science while reducing the number of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests students must pass to earn a high school diploma. The new standards also implement the “Profile of a Virginia Graduate,” which describes the knowledge, skills, attributes and experiences identified by employers, higher education and the state Board of Education as critical for future success.
Profile of a Virginia Graduate
A student meeting the Profile of a Virginia Graduate has achieved the commonwealth’s high academic standards and graduates with workplace skills, a sense of community and civic responsibility and a career plan aligned with his or her interests and experiences.
The Five C’s
In preparing students to meet the Profile of a Virginia Graduate, schools are required to ensure that students develop the following competencies known as the “Five C’s”:
- Critical thinking
- Creative thinking