The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Literature, English Composition, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, World History, and Civics and Government. The Keystone Exams are one component of Pennsylvania's new system of high school graduation requirements. Keystone Exams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.
8th grade students at BCCCS who are in the Algebra 1 course are offered the opportunity to take the Keystone Algebra 1 online assessment during the spring (usually May) of their 8th grade year. If students pass the Keystone Exam at that time, their scores will be banked until they graduate high school and they will not have to take this particular Keystone in high school! This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a feel for the Keystone Exams and their structure, as well as passing it and getting it over with.
Here at Bear Creek, we take pride in our students academics and their success well beyond their graduation from our school.