Seniors will be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony if they are .5 credits away from the Sioux Valley graduation requirement of 24 credits and have completed all of the state-required coursework. However, until all assignments, tests, and quizzes are complete, students will not receive their actual diploma. If seniors are failing several classes, they will not participate in the graduation ceremony and those students will be required to attend classes until the end of the regular school year.
Sioux Valley Graduation Requirements
As recognized by the South Dakota Department of Education, Sioux Valley graduates can earn these graduation endorsements:
Advanced: coursework consistent with entrance requirements for postsecondary education at an SD university.
Advanced Career: career experience in a concentrated area, based on academic and/or workplace experience & related credentials.
Advanced Honors: advanced rigorous, academic coursework consistent with SD Opportunity Scholarship.
Sioux Valley High School students must have the following 24 credits required for graduation:
English – 3.5 credits
Math – 3 credits
Lab Science – 3 credits
U.S. History – 1 credit
Government – 1 credit
World Geography – .5 credit
World History – .5 credit
Speech – .5 credit
Fine Arts – 1 credit
Computer Studies – .5 credit
Physical Education – .5 credit
Health – .5 credit
Personal Finance– .5 credit
CTE or World Language – 1 credit
Electives – 6.5 credits