It takes more than a few good report cards and regular attendance now to graduate from high school. Oregon has introduced a number of new, more rigorous diploma requirements over the past few years to help students better prepare for college or the workplace. They must take higher levels of math, English and science and they must demonstrate that they are proficient in various "essential skills" necessary to be successful in college, their future career and civic life.
Students also may graduate with different types of diplomas. While most will earn the standard diploma, other options like a modified or extended diploma or alternative certificate are available now for students unable to meet the full set of academic requirements due to significant learning barriers.