Program requirements for Competency-Based diploma
In order to fulfill the requirements for successful completion of the Competency-Based Community School Diploma Program, a student must complete two phases of the program — Academic and Career Options.
Academic — Phase 1
- Students must attend classes regularly. Each student
must be present at a
minimum of 75 percent of the total number
of class sessions for each unit
in order to fulfill this requirement.
Students must complete the required number of student tasks before taking the Unit
Test in any of the five knowledge areas.
Students must score 70 percent or better on the Unit Test in
order to pass each unit.
Students must score 70 percent or better on the CBCSDP Mastery Test as the final
requirement to pass Phase I.
Career — Phase 2
The student must decide before the end of the first unit, which of the career choices
he/she intends to pursue.
The student must be enrolled in an accredited post
The student must be gainfully employed on a regular basis for
not less than 100 hours over a period of at least three months. A letter verifying
employment must be submitted to the school.
Obtain or possess a marketable skill:
The student must submit a state
license, certificate of completion or other official document indicating that he/she
has a marketable skill or is enrolled in an acceptable
After passing the Mastery Test, the student must demonstrate
to a Board of Examiners, by means of an oral examination, whether he/she has
acquired the skills necessary to manage a household effectively (including nutrition,
first aid, personal hygiene and good health practices,
family care, household legal
Upon passing the Mastery test, the student must pass an
interview administered by a panel of examiners demonstrating that he/she
possesses the ability and skills to effectively manage his/
her life (including issues
involving, health, consumer economics, time management, anger management, goal