Graduation Requirements

  • A diploma shall be awarded to students who have earned the prescribed 28 credits and have a satisfactory record of attendance and discipline.

     

     

    CORE SUBJECTS

    NUMBER OF CREDITS

    English

    4  (English I, II, III, IV)

    Mathematics

    4  (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one higher level math)

    Science

    3   (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and one additional lab science)

    World History or Geography

    1

    US History

    1

    US Government

    ½

    Economics

    ½

    Phys. Ed and Health

    1.5  (Wellness and one additional ½ credit)*

    Personal Finance

    ½

    Elective Focus

    3**

    University Admissions

    Students must complete two units of the same world language and one unit of fine/performing arts. ***

    Total

    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.