6.40 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

Little Wound School graduation requirements will meet or exceed Oglala Sioux Tribal requirements and the accrediting agency requirements. Little Wound High School operates on a semester system. Credits and grades will be determined at the end of each semester. One half (1/2) credit per semester hour will be earned for successful completion of a subject for that semester.  All high school students must have a full schedule.

In order to graduate, a student must have earned the required twenty-two (22) credits.

Any student who has completed all required courses may graduate at the end of the semester with the approval of the Principal. Any student who has met the requirements for graduation at the end of the semester may be excused by the principal from the daily school schedule and participate in the graduation ceremony.

Graduation will be in compliance with the accrediting authority’s graduation requirements and any other LWS Board requirement.

For selection of valedictorian and salutatorian and other internal school awards, advanced college placement grades will be consistent with LWS grading system (see LWS Policy Sec. 6.34) in determining grade point averages, and a qualified candidate shall have been enrolled at LWS for three (3) years before they can be chosen.

Specific class completion requirements for graduation shall be listed in the Student Handbook.  
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