Graduation Requirements

        DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS 

 

Subject Area

General Diploma

CORE 40 Diploma

CORE 40 with Academic Honors

(minimum 47 credits)

CORE 40 plus:

-2 more Core 40 Math credits (which includes

Pre-Cal/Trig or Pre-Cal/Finite Math, and

-6 or 8 Core 40 World Language credits, and

-2 Core 40 Fine Arts credits, and

-“C-” or above in diploma courses, and

-GPA of “B” or above, and

Complete one of the following:

a. 2 AP courses (4 H.S. credits) with exams

b. Dual high school and college credit courses

from the Priority Course List resulting in 6

verifiable transcripted college credits

c. 2 of 3 options:

= 3 verifiable transcripted college credits from

the priority course list

= 1 AP course (2 H.S. credits) with exam

= 2 credits in an IB course with exam

d. SAT composite score of 1750 or higher and a

minimum score of 530 on each section

e. ACT composite of 26 or higher and

completion of the written section

f. 4 credits in IB courses w/ exams

English/LA

8 credits:

Credits must include literature, composition, and speech

8 credits:

Credits must include literature, composition, and speech

Mathematics

4 credits:

2 credits: Algebra I

2 credits: any math

course

 

A student is required to earn 2

Mathematics or Quantitative

Reasoning credits during 11th

or 12th grade.

 

If Algebra I is taken in the

8th grade, then a student must

earn four (4) credits of

Mathematics at the high school

level.

 

6 credits:

2 credits: Algebra I

2 credits: Geometry

2 credits: Algebra II

 

Plus, a student must be enrolled in Mathematics or Quantitative Reasoning course each year the student is enrolled in high school.

 

If Algebra I is taken in the 8th grade, then a student must earn two (2) credits in

Pre-Calculus/Trig or

Pre-Calculus/Finite Math

 

 

Science

4 credits:

2 credits: Biology I

2 credits: any science course

6 credits:

2 credits: Biology I

2 credits: Chemistry I or

Physics I or Integrated

Chemistry – Physics

2 credits: any Core 40

science course

CORE 40 with Technical Honors

(minimum 47 credits)

CORE 40 plus:

-“C-” or above in diploma courses, and

-GPA of “B” or above, and

-Earn a minimum of 6 credits in the college and

career preparation courses in the state-approved

College & Career Pathway and earn one of the

following::

a. Pathway designated industry-based

certification

b. Pathway designated dual high school and

college credit courses from the Priority

Course List resulting in 6 verifiable

transcripted college credits

-Complete one of the following:

a. Complete any of the options (a. – f.) listed

under the Core 40 with AHD

b. Complete WorkKeys and score at or above:

Applied Mathematics – Level 6,

Reading for Information – Level 6, &

Locating Information – Level 5

c. Complete Accuplacer and score at or above:

Writing – 80; Reading – 90; & Math - 75

d. Complete the Compass and score at or above

Algebra – 66; Writing – 70; & Reading - 80

Social Studies

4 credits:

2 credits: U. S. History

1 credit: U. S. Government

1 credit: World History &

Civilization or

Geography & History

of the World or

Economics

6 credits:

2 credits: U.S. History

1 credit: U.S. Government

1 credit: Economics

2 credits: World History &

Civilization or Geography

& History of the World

Physical Education

2 credits (2 semesters)

2 credits (2 semesters)

 

Health and Wellness

1 credit

1 credit

Preparing for College

and Careers

1 credit

1 credit

College and Career

Pathway

6 credits

 

Flex or Directed

Elective Credits

Flex Credits

5 credits by any combination of these:

- Additional courses to extend

the College and Career

Pathway

- Courses involving workplace

learning:

- ICE; Work Based Learning

- Advanced Career-Technical

Education – College Credit

- Additional courses in:

- Language Arts - Science

- Social Studies - Wd. Lang.

- Mathematics - Fine Arts

Directed Elective Credits

5 credits from any of these subject areas:

-World Languages

-Fine Arts

-Career-Technical

a. Agriculture

b. Business

c. FACS

d. Tech Ed

Electives

 

 

8 credits

 

8 credits (College and Career

Pathway recommended)