Diploma Seeking Partners

It is imperative for partner schools planning to award a Keystone diploma to understand the rules and regulations Keystone must adhere to in order to issue diplomas to graduates. The rules and regualtions are outlined below, as well as additional tools and guidelines to assist you in establishing the correct course progression for your students, submitting previous transcripts for evaluation by our Guidance office, creating portfolios for "non-accredited" courses taken at your school, and more.

For students to be successfull in their Keystone courses it is vital that your classroom facilitators and faculty understand how the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) functions and what is expected of the students while taking Keystone courses. 

Keystone Graduation Requirements and Transfer Credit Policy

 

INTERNATIONAL & DUAL DIPLOMA PARTNERS

It is imperative for international partner schools to understand the rules and regulations Keystone must adhere to in order to issue diplomas to international graduates. The rules and regualtions are outlined below, as well as additional tools and guidelines to assist you in establishing the correct course progression for your students, submitting international transcripts to our Guidance office for evaluation, selecting the correct courses, and more.

For students to be successfull in their Keystone courses it is vital that your classroom facilitators and faculty understand how the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) functions and what is expected of the students while taking Keystone courses. Understanding the "student experience" is a key component in maximizing opportunity for success.

These training tools and tutorials are designed to help familiarize your classroom staff with the Blackboard program, our progress reports, how to contact Keystone teachers for help, and much more. We recommend that you share these tools and resources with your classroom facilitators prior to the start of classes.

  1.   Transfer Credit Policy
  2.   Course Selection
  3.   Foreign Transcript Evaluation Form
  4.   Portfolio Submissions
  5.   Common Application Toolkit for graduating Seniors

Transfer Credit Policy

Submitting a transcript from a previous school

Students earning a Keystone diploma who are planning to transfer credits to Keystone from a previous school must submit transcripts to Keystone's Guidance office for evaluation PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN KEYSTONE COURSES. Please review the Graduation & Transfer Credit Policy for details.

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Course Selection

Course sequencing and pre-requisites

This course sequencing guide provides very useful information regarding Keystone's graduation requirements, pre-requisites for advanced courses, and basic information about college admissions.

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Foreign Transcript Evaluation Form

In order to transfer credits to Keystone from a school outside of the United States, all transcripts must be evaluated by our third-party evaluator Foreign Credits (http://www.foreigncredits.com). (Fees Apply)

The Foreign Transcript Evaluation form and original transcripts must be submitted to Keystone to begin the evaluation process. Translations to English are also available if needed. (Additional Fees Apply)

Please reveiw the instructions and information provided and contact your Account Manager with any questions.

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Portfolio Submissions

Obtaining credits for coursework completed via a non-accredited program

In many instances, successful completion of a Volume Account Portfolio allows Keystone to award credit for courses taken at a non-accredited school. Examples of courses Keystone has awarded credit for include: Ballet, Ceramics, Theatre, Tennis, Snowboarding, Martial Arts, and Religious Studies. Click the link to learn more!

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Common Application Toolkit for graduating Seniors

Help with the Common Application for College

Each college has their own unique application requirements and deadlines for their freshman class. The information provided in the Common Application Toolkit will help to guide your Seniors through the Common Applicaton process. We encourage you to share this Toolkit with your upcoming Seniors the SUMMER BEFORE their Senior year to ensure they have the foundational knowledge and adequate time needed to identify which colleges they will be applying to, their requirements and deadlines.

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Have additional questions about getting off to a Strong Start? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, or contact your Keystone Account Manager by phone or email.  We're always here to help!