The Burrillville High School academic program culminates in the awarding of a student diploma. Which is the official recognition that a student has met the state and Burrillville Public School's graduation requirements and has demonstrated the necessary proficiency needed to be successful in pursuit of post-secondary choices.

Proficiencies in academic areas will be based on the Common Core State Standards, appropriate grade 9-12 Grade Span Expectations (GSE’s) and other appropriate state or national standards, in conjunction with the Applied Learning Standards, set by the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education (BoR).

Proficient performance for graduation is necessary in each of the six core academic areas of English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology, and Fine Arts. Students must earn at least 22 credit and demonstrate proficiency through the digital portfolio and comprehensive course assessments. These requirements for a Burrillville High School Diploma are consistent with Rhode Island Board of Regents Regulations. Only students who demonstrate fulfillment of these graduation requirements and proficiencies based on their individual learning plan shall participate in the graduation ceremony and receive a diploma.