High School Graduation Requirement

After a statewide advocacy effort, led by the Alaska Humanities Forum, the State Board of Education amended 4AAC 06.075. This regulation now requires that as of January 1, 2009, the three units of social studies required for graduation must include one-half unit of credit in Alaska history or demonstration that the student meets the Alaska history performance standards. This does not apply to a student (1) who transfers into an Alaska public school after the student's second year of high school or (2) has already successfully completed a high school state history course from another state.