Please Note: Essential Skills Graduation Requirements were suspended for students graduating in the 20-21 School Year. Students will not be required to show proficiency in Essential Skills, as a condition of receiving a high school diploma, during the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years.
The Essential Skills are cross-disciplinary skills necessary for student success after high school. They are not, in themselves, sufficient for student success after high school. Many additional areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities are required for success in the transition after high school, with the exact skills dependent upon the path a student is interested in pursuing. The skills are being incrementally added to the graduation requirements to ensure that Oregon students graduate with the skills necessary to be successful in their college and career pursuits.
For more information, please visit the ODE website.