Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements.

  • The Single Path graduation requirements apply to students who enter 9th grade in Fall 2005 (Class of 2009) and later.
  • Students must pass Gateway Exams in Algebra, Science and English Language Arts in order to earn a diploma for the classes of 2011 and 2012.
  • Graduation requirements (number of credits) for transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Students in the Exceptional Education program must meet IEP requirements.
  • Beginning with the class of 2013, all Exceptional Education students must earn the prescribed 22 credits minimum. 
  • All students who plan to participate in athletics must pass at least three (3) classes each term.

Class of 2013, 2014, & 2015:

  • English: 4 credits.
  • Mathematics: 4 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and 1 advanced math classes) Students must take math each school year.
  • Science: 4 credits (Biology, Chemistry or Physics and 2 other lab-science classes).
  • Social Studies: 3 credits (World Geography/World History/World Cultures/World Studies, U.S. History/American Studies and 1/2 credit US Government and 1/2 credit Economics).
  • Wellness: 1 credit or 2 credits in JROTC (LET 1 & LET 2).
  • P.E.: .5 credit.
  • Personal Finance: .5 credit.
  • Foreign Language: 2 credits (same language).
  • Fine Arts: 1 credit.
  • Capstone experience such as senior project or service learning required (through English 12 class).
  • Elective Focus: 3 credits.
  • Electives: 5 credits.

Total: 28 credits

Elective Focuses: Courses used to satisfy Major requirements can not include courses taken to satisfy core requirements.

  • Mathematics/Science/Technology: Any combination of three (3) credits in Mathematics, Science, Technology or JROTC.
  • Technical/Career: Three (3) credits for the POS, or program of study. Where only 3 credits are required, the 4th credit will be an elective credit.
  • Humanities: Three (3) credits in Literature, History, Foreign Language, Journalism, JROTC, and Fine Arts.

Grade Classification:

  • Freshman (9th grade): 0-5 credits.
  • Sophomore (10th Grade): 6-11 credits.
  • Junior (11th Grade): 12-19 credits.
  • Senior (12th Grade): 20 or more credits.


  • Only those students within graduation range at the end of the current school year may be promoted to senior status mid-year.
  • Students should meet with their school counselor to insure that course selections meet graduation requirements.
  • Only seniors in good standing with at least 24 credits and at least a 3.5 GPA may elect to be an aid one period during the school year. This senior privilege may be revoked at anytime at the discretion of the administration.

The following will be considered valid reasons for schedule changes:

  • If graduation is in jeopardy.
  • If you are scheduled for a course you have already passed.
  • If you are scheduled for a course you are taking online.
  • If you have an incomplete schedule.
  • If you have not met pre-requisites for a course on your schedule.
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