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:
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:
English (Reading & Writing)
Math (Alg 1, Alg 2, Geom)
Science (Bio, Chem, Earth Sci)
History (US Hist, WH1, WH2)
Floater (1 more SOL of choice)
Our Testing Coordinator, Mr. Vogl, is in his 2nd year at Potomac Falls. Mr. Vogl previously served for seven years as a high school assessment coach 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 strives to help 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.Potomac Falls Mission Statement
At Potomac Falls, we value building relationships, working hard, and making connections to ensure students are life, college, and career ready.