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Graduation Requirements

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Basic Civics Test Graduation Requirement New for 2016 

Any student who will graduate from a public school or adult education program on or after January 1, 2016 will be required to pass a basic civics test as a condition for graduation. The USOE and UEN have created a web resource as schools implement this requirement.


There are great opportunities for students interested in social studies, and in an effort to pass this information along, this page will keep the information as current as possible.

  • Senate Youth
    The Hearst Foundation underwrites the United States Senate Youth Program every year. This program provides two $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school students as well as a week-long whirlwind tour of Washington, D.C. for the winners. The Utah competition is held every November.

Books to Read

Notable Trade Books for Young People
The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).

Books on the Holocaust
Salt Lake County has put together a booklist about the Holocaust for young readers and teens.