Keystone Exam Pathways to Proficiency

ACT 158 Letter to Families

To all MNHS Families of the Class of 2023 and beyond,

Last school year, MNHS communicated information regarding Act 158 graduation proficiency requirements and the five (5) pathways our students will need to fulfill those requirements. Originally, these requirements were to begin with the class of 2022, but MNSD deferred and waited for legislation at the Pennsylvania state level to implement this change that would have impacted our current senior class. The decision has now been published at the Pennsylvania state level to move forward with these requirements to begin with the graduating class of 2023.

The MNSD communication Keystone Exam Pathways to Proficiency is intended to better explain the pathway flowchart. This communication can be found on our school webpage on the Student Resources and Parent Resources pages along with the PowerPoint presentation.

Parents/Guardians do NOT need to choose your son/daughter’s pathway at any time; rather the pathways are designed to be more of a progression or flowchart. The Keystone Exams are the first attempt to fulfilling the graduation proficiency requirements.  Therefore, all MNHS students will continue to be required to take the Keystone Exams as the first step in the flowchart of graduation requirement opportunities. 

If you chose not to have your child take the Keystone Exams last year, then the first two opportunities that could have counted toward fulfilling your student’s graduation proficiency requirements have been eliminated. Therefore, your student’s future possibilities will need to follow one of the last three pathways on the progression.  

Should you have any further questions, please contact your student’s CCAC counselor.

Tiger Pride!

John Beltrante


First page of the PDF file: KeystonePathwaysFlyer_1

Act 158 Presentation