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High School Graduation Requirements

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Standard High School Diploma

 This option is recommended for students who plan to attend a junior college or directly enter the workforce after high school.

Core Requirements

English Language Arts (Core)

Credit Requirement: 4 credits

Course Options:

 

  • English I (1.0)
  • English II (1.0)
  • English III (1.0)
  • English IV – College Prep (1.0)
  • English IV – British Literature (1.0)
  • AP English Literature and Composition (1.0)
  • AP English Language and Composition (1.0)
 

4.0 Credits

History/Social Studies (Core)

Credit Requirement: 4 credits

Required:

  • United States History (1.0)
  • US Government and Civics (0.5)
  • Personal Finance (0.5)

Additional Course Options:

  • AP European History (1.0)
  • AP Psychology (1.0)
  • AP US History (1.0)
  • AP World History (1.0)
  • Economics (1.0)
  • Epic Moments in World History (1.0)
  • Psychology (1.0)
  • World History (1.0)
  • World Geography (1.0)
 

4.0 Credits

Mathematics (Core)

Credit Requirement: 3 credits

Required:

  • Algebra I (1.0)

Additional Course Options:

  • FUNdamental Math (1.0)
  • Pre-Algebra (1.0)
  • Business Math (1.0)
  • Geometry (1.0)
  • Algebra II (1.0)
  • Trigonometry (0.5)
  • College Exam Math Prep (0.5)
  • Pre-Calculus (1.0)
  • AP Calculus AB (1.0)
  • AP Calculus BC (1.0)
  • AP Statistics (1.0)
 

3.0 Credits

Science (Core)

Credit Requirement: 3 credits

Course Options:

 

  • Physical Science (1.0)
  • Intro to Physics & Chemistry (1.0)
  • Environmental Science (1.0)
  • Biology (1.0)
  • General Chemistry (1.0)
  • General Physics (1.0) or Honors Physics (1.0)
  • AP Biology (1.0)
  • AP Chemistry (1.0)
  • AP Environmental Science (1.0)
  • AP Physics I (1.0)
 

3.0 Credits

Non-Core Requirements

Fine Arts

Credit Requirement: 1 credit

Course Options:

 

  • Music Appreciation (1.0)
  • AP Music Theory (1.0)
  • AP Drawing (1.0)
  • Collaborative Theatre (1.0)
 

1.0 Credit

Health & Physical Education

Credit Requirement: 1 credit

  • High School Health (1.0)
  • PE, Social, and Emotional Education (0.5)
 

1.0 Credit

Practical Arts

Credit Requirement: 1 credit

Course Options:

 

  • AP Computer Science Principles (1.0)
  • AP Computer Science A (1.0)
  • Business Management (1.0)
  • Electrical Technology I (1.0)
  • Electrical Technology II (1.0)
  • HVAC-R I (1.0)
  • HVAC-R II (1.0)
  • Info Management I (1.0)
  • Info Management II (1.0)
  • Medical Terminology (1.0)
  • Plumbing Technology I (1.0)
  • Plumbing Technology II (1.0)
  • Intro to Accounting (1.0)
  • Accounting I (1.0)
  • Accounting II (1.0)
  • Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance (1.0)
  • Investigating Careers (1.0)
  • College & Career Readiness (1.0)
  • Instructional Standards in Education and Training (1.0)
  • Mastering Microsoft Excel (1.0)
  • Principles of Agriculture (1.0)
  • Agriculture I (1.0)
  • Agriculture II (1.0)
  • Introduction to Java (1.0)
  • STEM 1: Intro to Coding (1.0)
  • STEM 2: Javascript (1.0)
  • STEM 3: Electronics & Coding (1.0)
  • Fundamentals of Design (1.0)
 

1.0 Credit

Electives

Credit Requirement: 7 credits

High school courses from any subject area may be used to fulfill the electives requirement, including foreign languages.

 

7.0 Credits

Total: 24.0 Credits

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

High School Graduation with Honors

Graduation with Honors pathway is recommended for students who plan to apply to competitive four-year colleges with stringent admissions requirements.

Core Requirements

English Language Arts (Core)

Credit Requirement: 4 credits

Course Options:

 

  • English I (1.0)
  • English II (1.0)
  • English III (1.0)
  • English IV – College Prep (1.0)
  • English IV – British Literature (1.0)
  • AP English Literature and Composition (1.0)
  • AP English Language and Composition (1.0)
 

4.0 Credits

History/Social Studies (Core)

Credit Requirement: 4 credits

Required:

  • United States History (1.0)
  • US Government and Civics (0.5)
  • Personal Finance (0.5)

Additional Course Options:

  • AP European History (1.0)
  • AP Psychology (1.0)
  • AP US History (1.0)
  • AP World History (1.0)
  • Economics (1.0)
  • Epic Moments in World History (1.0)
  • Psychology (1.0)
  • World History (1.0)
  • World Geography (1.0)
 

4.0 Credits

Mathematics (Core)

Credit Requirement: 4 credits

Required:

  • Algebra I (1.0)

Additional Course Options:

  • Geometry (1.0)
  • Algebra II (1.0)
  • Trigonometry (0.5)
  • College Exam Math Prep (0.5)
  • Pre-Calculus (1.0)
  • AP Calculus AB (1.0)
  • AP Calculus BC (1.0)
  • AP Statistics (1.0)
 

4.0 Credits

Science (Core)

Credit Requirement: 3 credits

Course Options:

  • Intro to Physics & Chemistry (1.0)
  • Biology (1.0)
  • General Chemistry (1.0)
  • General Physics (1.0) or Honors Physics (1.0)
  • Environmental Science (1.0)
  • AP Biology (1.0)
  • AP Chemistry (1.0)
  • AP Environmental Science (1.0)
  • AP Physics I (1.0)

Honors or AP level courses are recommended for this pathway.

 

3.0 Credits

Non-Core Requirements

Fine Arts

Credit Requirement: 1 credit

Course Options:

 

  • Music Appreciation (1.0)
  • AP Music Theory (1.0)
  • AP Drawing (1.0)
  • Collaborative Theatre (1.0)
 

1.0 Credit

Language other than English

Credit Requirement: 2 credit

Course Options:

  • German I (1.0)
  • German II (1.0)
  • French I (1.0)
  • French II (1.0)
  • Spanish I (1.0)
  • Spanish II (1.0)
  • Spanish III (1.0)
  • Discover Spanish (1.0)
  • Discover Portuguese (1.0)

Two credit units of a single foreign language are strongly recommended.

 

2.0 Credits

Health & Physical Education

Credit Requirement: 1 credit

  • High School Health (1.0)
  • PE, Social, and Emotional Education (0.5)
 

1.0 Credit

Practical Arts

Credit Requirement: 1 credit

Course Options:

 

  • AP Computer Science Principles (1.0)
  • AP Computer Science A (1.0)
  • Business Management (1.0)
  • Electrical Technology I (1.0)
  • Electrical Technology II (1.0)
  • HVAC-R I (1.0)
  • HVAC-R II (1.0)
  • Info Management I (1.0)
  • Info Management II (1.0)
  • Medical Terminology (1.0)
  • Plumbing Technology I (1.0)
  • Plumbing Technology II (1.0)
  • Intro to Accounting (1.0)
  • Accounting I (1.0)
  • Accounting II (1.0)
  • Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance (1.0)
  • Investigating Careers (1.0)
  • College & Career Readiness (1.0)
  • Instructional Standards in Education and Training (1.0)
  • Mastering Microsoft Excel (1.0)
  • Principles of Agriculture (1.0)
  • Agriculture I (1.0)
  • Agriculture II (1.0)
  • Introduction to Java (1.0)
  • STEM 1: Intro to Coding (1.0)
  • STEM 2: Javascript (1.0)
  • STEM 3: Electronics & Coding (1.0)
  • Fundamentals of Design (1.0)
 

1.0 Credit

Electives

Credit Requirement: 6 credits

High school courses from any subject area may be used to fulfill the electives requirement, including foreign languages.

 

6.0 Credits

Total: 26.0 Credits 

Note: To qualify for graduation with honors, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.