In January of 2007, the State Board of Education voted to adopt new high school graduation requirements. These new requirements are designed to better prepare each student for success in college, work, and citizenship. To earn a diploma, students will need to successfully complete the credit requirements, demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skills, and meet the personalized learning requirements. Students will also have the option to earn credit for proficiency. A phase-in schedule (2007 – 2014) has been created to allow students, families, schools and teachers to adequately prepare to meet these new requirements.
A summary of changes to the minimum statewide credit requirements for graduation.
All students must demonstrate proficiency in these process skills before they are awarded the diploma.
Personalized Learning Requirements
Resources for Education Plan and Profile, Extended Application, Career-Related Learning Experiences, and Career-Related Learning Standards.
Credit for Proficiency
Credit for Proficiency provides students the opportunity to earn graduation credits within Oregon’s standards-based system by demonstrating what they know and can do.
A review of the evolution of the diploma requirements from survey results to the State Board decision paper.
Explore this website about the diploma designed for students, parents and community members.
Summaries of the diploma requirements as determined by the year the student was first enrolled in Grade 9.
Guidance for Districts
Materials and resources to support districts as they implement diploma requirements.
High School Exit Options
Information on the Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma, Alternative Certificate and GED.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and answers about the Oregon Diploma.
Get Ready Oregon - Translation Materials
Connect to Oregon Diploma on
Instruction, Standards, Assessment, and Accountability - 1 - Ed. Specialist, Social Sciences Curriculum and Advanced Placement Incentive Prog
Having problems finding something?
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street NE Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 947-5600 | Fax: (503) 378-5156
General ODE Questions:
(e.g. accessibility, nondiscrimination) |
Copyright © 1998-2015 Oregon Department of Education