High School Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must:

  • Receive a proficient score of 240 or above on both the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics sections of the Grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) or receive a passing score of 220 on both the ELA and Mathematics sections of the MCAS test and complete an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPPO), in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
  • Receive a passing score of 220 on a science section of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System in one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering/Technology, or Physics.
  • Earn twenty-four (24) credits subject to budget allocation.
  • Worcester Technical High School students must also complete the minimum required credits and required graduation subjects established for them by the School Committee.

To receive a diploma with a specific high school name, a student must
meet the WPS graduation requirements which must include a minimum of 10 credits earned from that particular high school. If a student has earned less than 10 credits but meets the WPS graduation requirements, the student will be eligible to receive a generic Worcester Public School Diploma.