High School Graduation Requirements

District policy states that seniors must have all required credits completed by the end of the second semester of their senior year in order to take part in the graduation ceremony. Seniors with two or fewer credits can still attend summer school and receive their diploma upon completion of the remaining credits, but CANNOT take part in the graduation ceremony. All students must also complete ten hours of community service to fulfill the graduation requirement. Students submitting 100 hours or more of community service will receive special recognition on their diploma.

For more information, please contact your child’s counselor.

 

Subject Area with Credit Breakdown
Credits Required
English
4.0
Math
3.0
Social Studies
        - US History – 1.0 credit
        - World History – 1.0 credit
        - US Government & Politics - 0.5 credit
        - Behavioral Science - 0.5 credit
3.0
Science
        - Biology or Accelerated Biology - 1.0 credit
        - Chemistry or Physics – 1.0 credit
        - Elective science –1.0 credit
3.0
Physical Education
1.5
Health
0.5
Consumer Education
0.5
Elective Courses
8
Minumum Credits required for graduation
23.5

 

The credits required for graduation (23.5) is a minimum number. Many students will exceed this amount.

Elective credits are any credits not covered in the areas listed above or additional credits beyond what is required in each subject area. For example, a fifth science credit would be an elective credit.

Community Hours Verification Form (PDF)