English: 4 Credits AP Language counts as an English III credit; AP Literature or Dual Enrollment 1010 can count for an English IV credit
Math: a Math course is required every year with a total of 4 credits earned. Including Algebra I, II, Geometry and a fourth higher level math course
Science: 3 Credits including Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and a third lab course
Social Studies: 3.5 Credits including World History and Geography, US History and Geography, Economics (.5 credit)/Personal Finance (.5 credit), and US Government and Civics (.5 credit)
*World Language: 2 Credits in the same language . This is recommended for students planning to attend a post-secondary institution, but is not required to meet graduation requirements.
Physical Education and Wellness: 1.5 Credits Note: ½ PE credit can be satisfied by either taking a PE elective course or completing 65 hours during documented physical activity outside of the school day in a school-related area such as Marching Band, TSSAA approved sports, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Swim Team, School-related club/activity approved by the Supervisor of Wellness, PE, and Athletics.
*Fine Arts: 1 Credit Elective courses are Music/Chorus, Band, Visual Art, and Theatre Arts Note: This is recommended for students planning to attend a post-secondary institution, but is not required to meet graduation requirements. *May be waived for students not going to a University to expand and enhance the elective focus.
Elective Focus: 3 Credits in one focus area is required for all students. This means that a student must take 3 electives in one of the following areas: Math and Science, Career and Technical Education, Fine Arts, Humanities (Foreign Language, Language Arts, and Social Studies elective courses beyond the required courses), Advanced Placement (AP) and/or Dual Enrollment, Physical Education, or Human Services ( Peer Tutoring)
Students need a total of 28 credits to graduate.
ACT/SAT: To receive a regular high school diploma, all students enrolled in a Tennessee public school during their eleventh (11th) grade year must take either the ACT or SAT.
Civics Exam: To receive a regular high school diploma, all students must pass (70 or higher) a Civics Exam which is given in their US Government and Civics course