Relay students must demonstrate that they have mastery of the knowledge and
techniques they have learned at Relay and are using these assets to successfully lead their PK–12 students to meaningful and measurable achievement gains. To these ends, in order to graduate, students are required to:
1. Lead PK–12 students to the equivalent of at least one year’s worth of academic gains.
2. Earn a minimum grade of 70% (or a C-) in all courses in their programs of study.
3. Earn a cumulative 2.7 grade point average (GPA). Overall GPA is a weighted cumulative average of all course grades in the program to date.
Graduation Policy (Class of 2019 and onward)
In order to graduate from Relay (Relay’s graduation requirements), earn a master's degree (or, in non-degree-seeking programs, complete the program), and be eligible for the next level of certification (when appropriate), you must complete all academic and program requirements. This includes satisfying state requirements (e.g., credit deficiencies, workshops, etc.). Your program completion/degree conferral date will be the end of the term you complete all academic and program requirements (outstanding balances does not determine program completion/degree conferral dates).
In order to walk in the graduation ceremony and have one’s name listed in the ceremony program, you must successfully complete the Relay academic and program requirements and pay all outstanding balances due to Relay at least three weeks prior to the graduation ceremony. If students have satisfied academic and program requirements, and the only outstanding financial requirement is releasing their AmeriCorps award to Relay, students may walk in the graduation ceremony.
Official proof of graduation, including transcripts and diplomas, will be held if students have an outstanding balance due to Relay.