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Graduation Requirements

Big Picture Learning (BPL) is a program where students learn through their interests.  One main goal of BPL is to help all students discover early their post-secondary goals before they earn their high school diploma by learning what interests them.  For more information on Big Picture Learning, please contact Jennifer.Roberts3@k12.dc.gov.

 
Ballou STAY offers many diploma types depending on the student’s first ninth (9th) grade year. This 9th grade year determines the number of Carnegie Unit credits required to receive a high school diploma. Moreover, each program outlines the courses required to fulfill the requirements for the diploma type. 9th Grade beginning:
 
SY 2007 – present: 24.0 Carnegie Units
1992-2006 23.5   Carnegie Units
1984-1991 20.5   Carnegie Units
1983 and prior 17.5   Carnegie Units