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Roberto Portillo

Graduation Requirements



World History


US History 10
Civics 5
Economics 5
Math (must pass Algebra 1) 20 (at least 10 Algebra 1 or take both Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B for a full year each)
Science 20
World Language


Visual, Performing & Practical Arts 15 (at least 5 from each category)
Physical Education (including health)

25 (These credits are not required in this category if a student graduates from New Valley High School. However, if they return to a comprehensive high school, they will need to have these units in PE/Health. These 25 credits can be earned as elective credits for New Valley High School Graduates.)


(Between PE/Health and electives a student needs 90 credits to graduate from New Valley High School)
COMMUNITY SERVICE 20 hours: As a requirement for high school graduation, all students must complete 20 hours of Community Service. Service involves working with a non-profit organization or agency serving the needs of the community. Community service opportunities provide the means for students to develop social awareness through expeniential learning. Such opportunities help students become  aware of needs which exist in our community and compel them to take action to address those needs.
   New Valley Student Handbook 2012-2013

The Dream Act and the Dream Act Application Process

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new plan to assist undocumented youth. It is not a new law, or even a regulation. It is not a long-term solution, nor does it grant a legal status. But, it is a very exciting step forward. This program, now called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a way for undocumented young people to ask the U.S. Immigration Service to let them stay for two years at a time. And DACA can also lead to a 2 year work card and a Social Security number.

Youth can apply to this program if they meet the following requirements:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
  • Came to the US before reaching your 16th birthday
  • Have continuously resided in the US since June 15th 2007, up to the present time
  • Were physically present in the US on June 15th 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS
  • Entered without inspection before June 15 2012 or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012
  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the US; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

How to Apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

  • Review guidelines
  • Collect documents as evidence you meet the guidelines
  • Complete USCIS Forms I-821D and I-765 at (Please attend free community workshops for assistance with completing these forms. You may go to the counseling office for information on local events)
  • Mail USCIS forms and fees (total $465)
  • Visit your local USCIS Application Support Center for a scheduled biometrics services appointment
  • Check the status of your request online

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