Madison School District Graduation Requirement Update

Madison School District:

It is the policy of the BOARD to establish minimum requirements for graduation from the Madison Metropolitan School District. These minimum requirements provide consistent standards for graduation for all Madison high school students and, at the same time, allow a variety of options through which students may meet the requirements. Through these requirements we believe that we will prepare college, career and community ready graduates while simultaneously developing the skills outlined in our vision of the MMSD graduate.

The BOARD will not grant a high school diploma to any student unless, during the high school grades, the student has been enrolled in a class or has participated in an activity approved by the BOARD during each class period of each school day, or the student has been enrolled in an alternative education program, as defined in Wisconsin statute and administrative code. Approved activity includes any course or activity under the responsibility of the school, with the school having flexibility in defining an accountability system which shows whether students are where they are supposed to be.

“Redline final version”
“The data clearly indicate that being able to read is not a requirement for graduation at (Madison) East, especially if you are black or Hispanic”.