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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 Calendar
 
Upcoming Events:  
 
* WorkKeys Tests - substitute tests for Seniors who must pass SOL Reading and/or Writing: Jan 17 (WorkKeys Reading) & Jan 18 (WorkKeys Writing) - 9:00 AM in Room 301
 
* SOL Non-Writing Tests - SOL make-up & retake tests for Seniors that were not completed in December - Jan 23 & 24 - 9:00 AM in Room 301
 
Please view and download the Testing Calendar (2016-2017). This calendar is subject to change. The detailed schedule with specific times & locations is distributed at least 3 weeks before each testing event.
  

Testing Coordinator
 
Mr. Vogl is excited to be our new testing coordinator. Prior to joining the team at Potomac Falls, he 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 January 7, 2017
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