Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements2018-10-22T00:41:48+00:00

academic graduation requirements

The following is a guideline for academic graduation requirements for the high school student.
Arts classes earn academic credit and fulfill graduation requirements as electives.

Subject Area Minimum Credits Required
English 4.0 credits
Mathematics 3.0 credits
Social Studies 4.0 credits
Science 2.0 credits/1.0 credit of a lab science
World Language 2.0 credits
Physical Education (Dance) 2.0 credits
Health .5 credits
Performing Arts Electives 6.0 credits
Specific requirements of universities and colleges may vary or require additional subject area credits.


English Fundamentals, World Literature, American Literature, Comparative Literature, British Literature, Shakespearean Literature, Drama Literature

Algebra 1, Geometry, Advanced Applied Mathematics, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus

Social Studies and Social Sciences
World Cultures-Geography, World History, American History, Government, Economics, Psychology, Sociology

Earth Science, Oceanography, Physical Science, Biology–LAB, Chemistry–LAB, Physics–LAB,

World Language
French 1, 2 & 3, German 1 & 2, Latin 1 & 2, Mandarin Chinese 1 & 2, Spanish 1, 2 & 3

Health and Physical Education
Health, PE Portfolio


Honors English
English Fundamentals, World Literature, American Literature, British Literature, Shakespearean Literature, Drama, Literature

Honors Mathematics
Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2,Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus

Honors Social Studies & Social Sciences
World History, American History, Government, Philosophy and Ethics

Honors Science
Earth Science, Oceanography, Biology–LAB, Chemistry–LAB

AP English
English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition

AP Mathematics
Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics

AP Social Studies & Social Sciences
U.S. History, World History, European, History, U.S. Government and Politics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Psychology

AP Science
Biology–LAB, Chemistry–LAB, Physics–LAB, Environmental Science

AP World Languages
Spanish Language, French Language and Culture

AP Fine Arts Art History

Honors and AP Programs are intended for college-bound students seeking an extremely challenging academic curriculum. Using advanced curricula, teacher support and hands-on learning opportunities, each student fulfills challenging college entrance requirements while pursuing personal interests and individual goals. Honors and AP Programs emphasize vocabulary development, critical thinking, problem solving, expository writing and research. AP exams provide the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. Students are limited to a maximum of 4 Honors or AP courses per year.

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