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Click to watch channel 96 live stream Click to watch the most recent and past graduation ceremonies online. Click to view the official SMCPS Facebook page Click to view the official SMCPS Twitter feed Click to view the offical SMCPS YouTube channel Click to view the official SMCPS LinkedIn page Click to access the Home Access Center login page Click for freqently asked questions and general website information

The Maryland High School Assessments (HSAs) are a series of end-of-course exams that test student knowledge of Core Learning Goals (CLGs) established by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Students participate in four required subject area tests:

          Algebra/Data Analysis (Replaced by PARCC Algebra I in the 2014-15 School Year)
          English 10 (Replaced by PARCC English 10 in the 2014-15 School Year)
          American Government
          Biology

Algebra I and English 10 HSAs have been replaced by the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments.

Based on the transition to the PARCC assessments for Algebra I and English 10, and the phase in of the HSA Government assessment, the following assessment graduation requirements are in place:

Students graduating in the 2015-2016 who entered 9th grade in the 2013 - 2014 school year or earlier must have:
          Passed Biology HSA
          American Government HSA is not required for graduation
          Participated in Algebra I PARCC or Algebra I HSA
          Participated in English 10 PARCC or English 10 HSA

Students graduating in 2016-2017 school year must have:
          Pass Biology HSA
          Pass American Government HSA
          Participated in Algebra I PARCC or Algebra I HSA
          Participated in English 10 PARCC or English 10 HSA

Students enrolled in American Government, Biology, Algebra I or English 10 in the 2016-17 school year and beyond must:
          Pass Government HSA
          Pass Biology HSA
          Pass PARCC Algebra I
          Pass PARCC English 10