Graduation

Graduation is a very important event for our students, their families, friends, and the entire community. Students must earn 224 (two hundred twenty-four) credits and pass the MCAS exams in order to be eligible to graduate with a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School diploma. The credits are broken down as follows:

  • English (40 credits)
  • ESL (8 semesters)
  • Science (30 credits)
  • Math (40 credits) (must take one course in senior year)
  • History 20 Credits, 2 courses
  • United States History 10 Credits, 1 course
  • World Language (20 credits of the same language)
  • Fine, Performing or Technical Arts (RSTA) (20 credits)
  • Wellness a minimum of 1 class each school year. Must take and pass each year
  • Health (5 credits)
  • A swimming requirement must be fulfilled
  • The balance of credits are earned through electives

GraduationIn addition to completing local graduation requirements, in accordance with the requirements of federal and state law, students must pass the English, Math and Science portions of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in order to graduate from CRLS and receive a CRLS diploma. Students must receive a minimum score of 220 on the English, Math, and Science exams. Students who do not pass the English, Math, and Science portions of the MCAS but have completed local graduation requirements receive a Certificate of Attainment.

    Seniors Not in Good Standing = Student is in jeopardy of not graduating
    A senior that is not in good standing is a senior that needs to pass all core academic courses* on their schedule and/ or needs 80 credits to graduate. 
    *Core Academic Courses = English, ESL, Math, History, Science, World Language

    Students that have not passed the English, Science, and Math MCAS will not receive a Cambridge Rindge and Latin diploma.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Seniors who have not fulfilled all graduation requirements or settled senior debts by the announced deadline will not be allowed to participate in graduation exercises.

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