Act 158 was signed into law on October 24, 2018. It in conjunction with Act 6 of 2017, expands the options for students to demonstrate postsecondary readiness through five pathways that illustrate college, career, and community readiness. The statewide graduation requirement outlined in Act 6 and Act 158 takes effect for the graduating class of 2022. Future guidance is expected to be provided from the State in August 2019. After the District receives final guidance from the State, implementation plans will be put into action, which will include further communication to parents and students.
Southern Lehigh School District will continue to partner with Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit, Lehigh Career Technical Institute, and representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Education as we work to translate the forthcoming requirements into our programs and systems.