Credit and Promotion Requirements

Credits needed for promotion

Promotion to Sophomore Class 25 Credits
Promotion to Junior Class 50 Credits
Promotion to Senior Class 70 Credits

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 105 credits, with at least 20 credits earned in senior year
  • Enrollment in high school for four years beyond eighth grade
  • English 1, 2, 3 and 4 or appropriate ELL courses
  • NOTE: Students may not take more than two major English courses in one year with the exception of senior year.
  • Mathematics, 15 credits. NOTE: Beginning with the Class of 2017, all students will be required to pass 20 credits of math including a sequence of Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra 2 or the equivalent (with the approval of the Department Head)
  • Science, 15 credits
  • Social Studies, 15 credits, including U.S. History
  • Note:  Students are required to take US 1, US 2, and World History; students must pass at least one year of US History to graduate.
  • World Language, 10  credits, starting with the Class of 2018. NOTE: Beginning with the Class of 2018, students will be required to pass two years of the same World Language. Students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education program of studies may opt out of a language and still fulfill the high school graduation requirement. Consideration of the World Language requirement for Special Education students will be included as part of the I. E. P. Team decision. English Language Learners’ proficiencies in their native language will satisfy the graduation requirement.
  • Physical Education, 5 credits
  • Health, 5 credits. NOTE: All students are required to take a minimum of one Physical Education or Health Education course each year. All students are required to take and pass Health Education 1 and Health Education 2 along with two semester courses in Physical Education.
  • One Fine Arts course, (Music, Visual Arts, Drama), either a 2.5 or a 5 credit course must be attempted.

Program Requirements

ALL STUDENTS in grades 9-12 must carry a full-time program equaling 990 hours of instruction each year.

Freshman (Grade 9)

  • English 1
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • United States History 1
  • Health Education 1

Sophomore (Grade 10)

  • English 2
  • Mathematics
  • United States History 2
  • Physical Education/Health

Junior (Grade 11)

  • English 3
  • Mathematics
  • World History Themes
  • Physical Education/Health

Senior (Grade 12)

  • English 4
  • Physical Education/Health

Career-Entry Vocational Student

Due to individual vocational programs, the carrer-entry vocational student must earn 45 vocational education credits of which 15 credits must be earned in the senior year. Students electing a vocational program for career-entry positions must also accumulate minimum credit requirements according to the following:

  • English 1, 2, 3 and 4 or appropriate ELL courses. Note: Students may not take more than two major English courses in one year with the exception of senior year.
  • Mathematics, 10 credits. NOTE: Beginning with the Class of 2017, Students in Career & Technical Education will be required to take four-years of math. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will take math courses offered in the math department, at minimum up to and including Algebra 2. If a student completes Algebra 2 with a passing grade, he/she will be eligible to earn a fourth year of math credit from the embedded academic portion in his/her career area.
  • Science, 10 credits
  • Social Studies, 15 credits, including U.S. History. Note:  Students are required to take US 1, US 2, and World History; students must pass at least one year of US History to graduate.
  • Physical Education, 5 credits
  • Health, 5 credits. NOTE: All students are required to take a minimum of one Physical Education or Health Education course each year. All students are required to take and pass Health Education 1 and Health Education 2 along with two semester courses in physical education.
  • One Fine Arts course (Music, Visual Arts, Drama) either a 2.5 or a 5 credit course must be attempted.