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GLSD Pathways to Graduation

Act 158 provides alternatives to Pennsylvania’s statewide requirement of attaining proficiency on the three end-of-course Keystone Exams (Algebra I, Literature, and Biology) in order for a student to achieve statewide graduation requirements. Effective with the graduating class of 2023, students who do not attain proficiency on the Keystone Exams have the option to demonstrate postsecondary preparedness through one of four additional pathways that illustrate college, career, and community readiness. 

Keystone Exams will continue as the statewide assessment Pennsylvania uses to comply with accountability requirements set forth in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Although students will no longer be required to achieve proficiency on the Keystone Exams in order to meet statewide graduation requirements, students must take the Keystone Exams for purposes of federal accountability and as a Greater Latrobe School District graduation requirement. Failure to do so will affect a Local Education Agency (LEA) and school’s participation rate.

The GLSD Pathways to Graduation document attached below outlines the four additional pathways that students can utilize to achieve statewide graduation requirements. For more information, please contact the Greater Latrobe Senior High School's Guidance Office.