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Graduation Requirements

Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union

Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements

Transferable Skills

1. Communication

Use written and oral communication effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes.

2. Self-Direction

Manage my academic and personal responsibilities.

3. Problem Solving

Apply a variety of strategies to solve problems.

4. Citizenship

Contribute to my communities, working to develop a multi-faceted understanding of myself and of


5. Thinking

Consider information carefully and use reason to make decisions and apply knowledge.

6. Collaboration

Work effectively in diverse groups.


Resources for understanding and teaching transferable skills


Artistic Expression

1. Creating

Conceive and develop new artistic ideas and work.

2. Performing/Presenting/Producing

Realize artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation.

3. Responding

Understand and evaluate how the arts convey meaning

4. Connecting

Relate artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.


Earth, Life, and Physical Science

1. Scientific Experimental Design

Plan & carry out investigations that provide evidence in support of explanations.

2. Scientific Analysis & Interpretation

Apply mathematical techniques to data in order to search for patterns and relationships (or their

absence) that serve as evidence to support/refute explanations.

3. Scientific Modeling

Develop, revise, evaluate, select, and use models to represent and explain data, phenomena,


4. Scientific Explanation & Argument

Construct, evaluate, and defend explanations/arguments using appropriate and sufficient evidence &

scientific reasoning, supported by multiple sources of evidence, including student-generated sources.

5. Communication in Science

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information


Global Citizenship

1. Inquiry

Make sense of the world through questioning, analyze information to develop reasonable explanations

that support inquiry, and communicate in ways that foster the exchange of ideas in a democratic


2. History

Use information about the past to help make sense of the present and make decisions about the future.

3. Geography

Use geographic representations, tools, data or resources to be able to analyze and address world

issues, global interconnectedness and the human-environment interaction.

4. Civics

Act as citizens by understanding how governments function and by exercising rights and

responsibilities within the current societal structure(s).

5. Economics

Use economic concepts to explain the interaction between humans, the environment, government and

the economy and apply these concepts to economic decision-making.



1. Core Concepts

Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health

2. Access Information

Access valid information, products, and services to enhance health

3. Interpersonal Communication and Advocacy

Apply interpersonal communications skills and advocate for personal, family, and community health in

order to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

4. Decision Making and Goal Setting

Apply decision-making skills and goal setting to improve health



1. Reading

Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a wide range and level of complex literary and

informational texts.

2. Writing

Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

3. Research

Conduct short and sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating

understanding of the subject under investigation.

4. Speaking and Listening

Participate effectively in a range of discussions, responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and

expressing ideas clearly and persuasively.

5. Presentation

Present information, findings and supporting evidence conveying a clear and distinct perspective.

6. Language

Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or




1. Perseverance & Sense-Making

Look for the meaning of problems, plan pathways to a solution with consideration of available tools,

and communicate with precision.

2. Reason Abstractly & Quantitatively

Seek to make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations.

3. Construct Viable Arguments & Critique the Reasoning of Others

Understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results to construct

arguments, critique others’ arguments, and respond to the critiques of others.

4. Mathematical Modeling

Use various mathematical structures such as graphs, equations, diagrams, scatterplots, etc. to

represent real-world situations.


Physical Education

1. Motor Skills

Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns

2. Physical Fitness

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical

activity and fitness

3. Sportsmanship

Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects and promotes success of self and others