Cranston High Schools’ Diploma System, The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has developed requirements to ensure that all students across the state successfully complete a rigorous high school program that renders them college and career ready. A Cranston High School diploma is the official recognition that a student has met RI’s and Cranston’s graduation requirements and has demonstrated the necessary proficiencies to graduate. Proficiencies in academic areas will be based on adopted state and national standards, in conjunction with the Applied Learning Standards, as set by the Rhode Island Board of Education. Proficient performances for graduation are necessary in each of the six core academic areas: English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, and the arts. Students will be assessed on the completion of a Cranston Graduation Portfolio, common course assessments, and community service requirements. These requirements for a Cranston High School Diploma are consistent with Rhode Island Board Of Education regulations.