PRINCE FREDERICK, MD - Over 94% of the high school seniors in Calvert County Public Schools met their High School Assessment (HSA) graduation requirement as of May, 2008, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education.
There are approximately 30 seniors who are in the process of participating in remediation to re-take one or more of the HSA exams, or are working on Bridge Projects.
Beginning with this yearâ€™s high school seniors (the Class of 2009), students must pass or receive a combined minimum score on the four HSAs to graduate. The tests are given in English 10, Algebra/Data Analysis, Biology and Government. Students who do not meet the graduation requirement through their test scores but meet all other graduation requirements may be eligible to complete Bridge Projects to graduate. Bridge Projects are designed to enable students to show their knowledge in ways different from a written test and are used for students who have difficulty taking traditional pen and pencil tests.
The following table shows the percentage of Calvert County high school seniors who met the HSA graduation requirement as of the May 2008 administration of the tests:
|School System or High School
Percent meeting HSA
|Calvert County Public Schools
||Limited English Proficient
||Free and Reduced Meals
* Fewer than 5 students
For further information see 2008 Maryland Report Card: Calvert County