student should become acquainted with school and state requirements for
graduation. A minimum of 26 credits shall be required for high school
graduation (17 are required credits and 9 are elective credits).
requirements are based on units of credit earned in grades 9–12. A unit
of credit is defined as the amount of credit given for the successful
completion of a course, which meets five days per week for 55 minutes
daily for at least 36 weeks. One-half credit is given for the completion
of each class for one semester (18 weeks). One Carnegie credit equals
165 hours of class time.
English 4 credits Health ½ credit
Mathematics 3 credits* Computer Applications ½ credit
Science 3 credits Physical Education ½ credit*****
Social Studies 3 credits** Speech ½ credit
Fine/Practical Arts 2 credits*** Electives 9 credits
in the running for valedictorian and salutatorian should carefully
consider the GPA implications of being a student aide since no credit is
earned being a student aide.
· With permission from the administration, Accounting will count as one math credit.
** U.S. Government is required for graduation.
*** Vocational Agriculture III and IV will substitute for one Fine/Practical Arts credit.
****A student who successfully completes three (3) sport seasons in one year, may satisfy ½ credit of PE.
will not receive graduation credit for Study Halls, Study Skills, or
Teacher’s Aid.) These course requirements may be modified as necessary
by the IEP process due to the nature of an individual student’s needs.