Graduation Requirements


Academic Requirements


Twenty-two credits (22) are required to graduate with seventeen required credits and five elective credits. One credit is awarded for a passing grade (minimum 60%) in a full year course done in a particular subject. (Students must complete both semesters of a full year course in order to earn this single credit.)  In addition, requirements for activites, community service learning, and the senior project must be met.  These are outlined below. All students are encouraged to be enrolled in six courses each semester during their freshman and sophomore years, five courses each semester during their junior year and their senior year. Exceptions to these courseload requirements can be made by the Academic Dean in unique circumstances.  Within the required twenty-two credits, the following area distribution requirements should be met:


Required Credits

Department Credits
English               4
Foreign Language 3
History               3
Mathematics       3
Science              3
Arts                   1

Required credits necessary to graduate: 17
Elective credits necessary to graduate: 5
Total credits necessary for graduation: 22


Senior Project

The Senior Project is designed to be a culmination of a student's experience at the Jackson Hole Community School.  Throughout the course of the second semester, seniors will research a topic of their choice that encompasses a societal, national, and/or world issue. As part of this research, they willcomplete 30 hours of experiential learning. Students will submit a 10 -12 page paper and will formally present their findings to a panel of JHCS faculty and community experts.


Typical Programs of Study

Ninth Grade:
Foundations in Literature

Physics (Quantitative or Conceptual)
Historical and Cultural Foundations
World Language 1 or 2
Elective (art or other) 

Health (required)


Tenth Grade:
Exploration of World Literature
Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus

Studies in World History

World Language 2 or 3
Elective (art or other)

Eleventh Grade:
American Literature
Algebra II, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus

US History
World Language 3 or 4

Elective (art or other)

Twelfth Grade:
American West Literature and Magical Realism in Lit.
Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, Calculus
Advanced level Environmental Science or Physics
History Elective
World Language 4 or 5

Elective (art or other)
Senior Project (second semester)

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