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High School: Graduation Requirements (adopted in 2009)

The South Dakota Board of Education Standards passed the minimum requirements on Nov. 2, 2009.

The South Dakota Board of Education Standards passed new graduation requirements on July 16, 2018. A soft implementation of the new state graduation requirements is in effect starting Fall 2018.

Districts may do the following:

  • Districts may choose to fully implement the new graduation requirements immediately
  • Districts may continue to follow previous state graduation requirements (adopted in 2009)
  • Districts may implement the new graduation requirements for students of their choosing and continue using the 2009 graduation requirements for other students
By Fall 2020, the new graduation requirements will be in full implementation.

For more information on the graduation requirements adopted in 2018, visit http://doe.sd.gov/gradrequirements/.