who successfully complete all the following requirements of the State
of Oregon, the Beaverton School District and Southridge High School,
will be awarded a high school diploma.
planning to enter a four-year university should note that they will
need to meet their individual university’s admission requirements, which
could vary from the requirements listed below. Students should work
with specific college admissions representatives as they apply to
colleges and complete the application process. Students planning to
attend out-of-state and/or private colleges should work closely with
their counselor to plan their high school course of study as it relates
to specific admission requirements.
Beaverton School District and State Diploma Requirements
3 (Algebra 1 level or higher)
1 (to include .5 credit PE 1 and .5 credit PE 2)
Second Language, the Arts, Career & Technical Education
Essential Skills (state required testing)
See the ODE Website for more information about diplomas and required state testing.
OAKS* reading assessment, alternate test, or work samples
OAKS math assessment, alternative test, or work samples
How students meet this requirement
Educational Plan and Profile
students at Southridge are assigned to an Advisory class. In Advisory,
students will complete a variety of activities that help support their
personal, career and post-high school goals.
Career Related Learning Experiences
at Southridge need to complete 60 volunteer Service Learning hours in
order to graduate. See website for more information.
Seniors are will either complete a Career Academy or present a Senior Exhibition in Advisory.
or Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, is the name for the
Oregon online statewide assessment system. This online testing system
assesses students’ mastery of Oregon content standards in mathematics,
reading/literature and science. The state uses a testing system called Smarter Balanced.
Both Oregon law and federal law require that the state and school
districts measure student performance against state adopted content and
-- Only those students who have earned all the required graduation
credits and passed their essential skills testing (reading, writing and
math) may participate in graduation exercises (i.e., walk at
graduation). A student who successfully completes all graduation
requirements of the Beaverton School District and Southridge High School
and who is in good standing may participate in graduation exercises.
Service Learning and Career Education
Learning Experiences -- referred to at Southridge as Service Learning
-- is a career and community learning strategy that relates service to
instruction. It is required for graduation and is one of the ways in
which Southridge students earn the required Career Education credit. It
serves to enrich student learning and to teach workplace and community
responsibility. Students are required to complete a set number of hours
(60 for students who have been here all four years and prorated for
others), plus complete additional assignments.
Follow this link to more information about Service Learning requirements and the six Career Related Learning Experience standards.
seniors are expected to complete a Senior Exhibition or Senior Project
in order to graduate from Southridge High School. Students can complete a
Senior Project by working to earn a Career Academy endorsement, or
through Advisory can make a Senior Exhibition presentation. The intent
of the Senior Exhibition is to give seniors an opportunity to make a
culminating presentation to their peers, and also give them the
opportunity to showcase their accomplishments and post-high school
plans. Senior Exhibition requirements are explained in Advisory class
in grade 12.