The core requirements listed below are the minimum graduation requirements with additional elective credits still needed. The more academically challenging a student’s course of study is, the more choices the student will have upon graduation. It is essential that students, with their parents, check the entrance requirements for the post-secondary institution(s) the student is interested in attending and make sure that their high school plans meet those requirements. Students that plan on continuing their education in a vocational or technical school setting should consider taking additional credits in math, science, business, or technical education. Well-prepared, pre-college students should acquire additional credits in math, science, and foreign language. Due to increasing academic competition, a high grade point average is extremely helpful. For the highest-level post-secondary institutions, two to four years of a foreign language and advanced study in math and science are essential.
Graduation Credits Needed – 26 credits
College Prep Recommended Credits – 30 credits
3.0 credits (including Algebra 1 & Geometry)
1.5 credits (including .5 credit in Health)
3.0 credits (including Chemistry)
4.0 credits (or .5 credits for every semester of enrollment)
Minimum of 6.0 credits beyond the core courses