A diploma shall be awarded to students who have earned the prescribed 28 credits and have a satisfactory record of attendance and discipline.
NUMBER OF CREDITS
4 (English I, II, III, IV)
4 (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one higher level math)
3 (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and one additional lab science)
World History or Geography
Phys. Ed and Health
1.5 (Wellness and one additional ½ credit)*
Students must complete two units of the same world language and one unit of fine/performing arts. ***
28* The additional ½ credit in Physical Ed. may be met by completing a Physical Education course (in addition to Wellness) or by substituting a documented and equivalent time (minimum 65 hours) of physical activity in school sponsored activities such as marching band, JROTC, cheerleading, dance, interscholastic athletics and other areas pre-approved by the board of education.
** The elective focus may be CTE (3 courses in the same CTE program area), science and math, humanities, fine arts, AP/IB, or other areas approved by the board of education.
*** Students not planning to attend a university may waive the units of world language and fine/performing arts to expand their elective focus. (Parents and student are required to meet with the counseling office at the school to document their request for a waiver. These students are required to have 2 elective focuses.
Note: Additional information on graduation requirements and types of diplomas can be found in the school counseling office.