Graduation Requirements

Graduation from Danville is based on four main benchmarks:

  • Four years of a full, approved schedule (may be a combination of in house courses, Tech Center classes, external/internal internships, independent studies, online coursework, and in-house or external Dual Enrollment courses
  • Minimum coursework in the following content areas (details on the Course Syllabi page) for the class of 2019 and 2020:
    • 6 English, 6 Global Citizenship, 4 Arts, 5 Math, 5 Science, 3 Health/PE
  • The classes of 2017 and 2018 require 26 credits to graduate.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the 25 Performance-Based Graduation Requirements listed below
  • Study Halls are granted only to students taking an Advanced CCV or AP course, or by approval for extenuating circumstances, 504 or IEP.
  • Completion of a Senior Service Learning Project: a yearlong endeavor that includes project development, community service, inquiry, new learning, oral presentation and a written essay. Information on the Senior Project can be found here.

 Our School Report to college admissions offices can be viewed here.

Vermont’s Act 77 (click for info) requires that all public high schools in the state move towards a Performance-Based Graduation system by the time the class of 2020 graduates.

This means that diplomas will no longer be issued based on the accrual of credits alone. Students must not only take the required courses and achieve a passing grade, but demonstrate via a portfolio that they are proficient in the skill and content requirements of our Performance Based Graduation Standards (PBGRs).

Danville’s PBGR’s, which begin with the class of 2019, are:


Students will compile their best work, map it as evidence towards proficiency in standards, and present it to a graduation committee through the LiFT Platform. Much of this work will be done in Advisory.