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 athletics, community service learning, outdoor education, 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

 

Typical Programs of Study
Ninth Grade:
English
Algebra I, Geometry 

Physics (quantitative or conceptual)
Historical and Cultural Foundations
World Language
Art Requirement or Elective (art or other) 

 

Tenth Grade:
English
Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus
Biology 

Twentieth Century World History

World Language
Elective (art or other)

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

Chemistry
US History
World Language

Elective (art or other)

Twelfth Grade:
English Electives
Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, Calculus
Advanced level Biology or Physics
History Elective
World Language 

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



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