• Graduation Requirements and Elective Focus

  • Total Credits Required: 30 credits

    Math: 4 Credits Including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and a Fourth Higher Level Math

    English:  4 Credits

    Science:  3 Credits Including Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and a Third Lab Class (Ecology, Agriscience, AP, Geology, or Anatomy & Physiology)

    Social Studies:  3 Credits Including World History & Geography, US History, and US Government

    Physical Education: 2 Credits of Lifetime Wellness and PE/Dr Training or PE/Wt Lifting

    Personal Finance/Economics: .5 Credits Each

    Foreign Language: 2 Credits in the same language*-French I & II, or Spanish I & II

    Fine Arts:  1 Credit chosen from Art History, Band, Chorus, Guitar, Film Studies, Music Appreciation, Piano, Theatre, or Visual Art

    Elective Focus: 3 Credits in one area listed below

    Electives for remainder credits

    *Foreign Language may be waived w/parent permission for those students not going to a 4 year university. The additional 2 credits will be taken to enhance the elective focus to 5 credits instead of 3.

    The Elective Focus (3 credits in one area) may be:

    • CTE Programs - Agriculture, Business/Marketing, CAD, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Dietetics/Nutrition, Electricity, Health Science, Hospitality, HVAC, Info Technology, ROTC, Technology, or
    • Academic - Math/Science (3 beyond required), Fine Arts, Humanities, Dual Enrollment or AP Classes

    ACT:  Students must take the ACT at least 1 time during High School.

    Civics Assessment:  Students will be given this test during their U.S. Government class.  All students must take and complete this test before graduation.

    End of Course Exams will be given in English I/II/III, Algebra I/II, Geometry, US History, and Biology. These exams count as a % of the student's grade.

    Ready Graduates are awarded to students that meet one of the following criteria:

    • earn a composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT or a 1060 or higher on the SAT; or
    • complete four early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs); or
    • complete two EPSOs + earn an industry certification; or
    • complete two EPSOs + earn a score of 31* on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT); or
    • complete two EPSOs + earn a WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (level TBD) 

    Graduation  with Honors Diplomas are awarded to students with a 3.00 GPA & meet ALL 4 ACT Benchmarks: English 18, Math 22, Reading 22, and Science 23. 

    Graduation With Distinction Diplomas are awarded to students with a 3.00 GPA & meet one of the following criteria:

    • Earn a nationally recognized industry certification
    • Participate in a Governor's School
    • Score an ACT composite of 31 or higher,
    • National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
    • Score 3 or higher on two AP Exams
    • Earn 12 or more hours of Dual Enrollment College Credit (4 dual enrollment classes)
    • Participate in an All-State Musical Organization