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Graduation Requirements


The minimum number of credits required for graduation is 21, which includes a specific number of required classes and the remainder from various electives. Credits are counted in units of 1/2 for each semester of course work passed. Physical education will receive .5 credit/year. All other courses will receive full academic credit.

Basic Requirements:

English - 3 credits

Math - 3 credits (1 credit must be Algebra I and one year must be a course that requires geometry content - effective with freshman class of 2007)

Health - .5 credit

Physical Education - 1.75 credits (7 semesters)

Science - 2 credits

U.S. History - 1 credit

Geography - .5 credit

Current History - .5 credit - Civics may be substituted providing the student meets the admission requirements.

Consumer Education - .5 credit - Economics may be substituted providing the student meets the admission requirements. This requirement is waived if the student successfully completes the Consumer Education Proficiency Exam.

Computer Class - .5 credit (effective with freshman class of 2002)


2 years of writing, 1 year as part of an English course, the other as part of another designated writing course (effective with freshman class of 2007)