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To graduate, Virginia high school students must earn a minimum of 22 credits, including one credit in economics and personal finance. The state measures the math, science, English and history proficiency of Virginia students with the Standards of Learning Assessment tests, according to the Virginia Department of Education.
Virginia is home to many schools ranked in 2013 among the U.S. News Best High Schools. The highly ranked Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is located in the Fairfax County Public Schools, near Washington, D.C. and about 100 miles from the Virginia capital of Richmond.