• Graduation Requirements

    All students are required to pass a certain number of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in order to obtain verified credits for graduation. A verified credit (VC) is earned when the student passes both the course
    and SOL test.


    There are ten Standards of Learning (SOL) tests for students in grades 9-12:

    Writing
    Reading
    Algebra 1
    Algebra 2
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Earth Science
    Geometry
    Virginia & US History
    World History 1
    World History 2 


    The table below shows how many SOL tests a non-transfer student needs to earn an Advanced or Standard Diploma:
     
     

    Advanced Diploma

    Standard Diploma

    English      (Reading & Writing)

    2

    2

    Math           (Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom)

    2

    1

    Science      (Bio, Chem, Earth Sci)

    2

    1

    History       (US Hist, WH1, WH2)

    2

    1

    Floater       (1 more SOL of choice)

    1

    1

    TOTAL

    9

    6 

     
     
    Testing Coordinator
     
    Prior to joining the team at Potomac Falls, Mr. Vogl served for seven years as a high school testing coordinator in Fairfax County. He has unique experience in developing national math and science tests, and has taught both Algebra 1 and Earth Science. Mr. Vogl is also a former TV meteorologist - please ask him about the weather! Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
     
    Our testing coordinator helps every student on their road to on-time graduation, working closely with administrators, counselors, and teachers throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Vogl at Matthew.Vogl@lcps.org if you have any questions or concerns. 
Last Modified on July 2, 2017