• GRADUATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

    Total Credits Required For Graduation by Department
    (More specific requirements are detailed below.)
    Language Arts   4.00
    Math   3.00
    Social Studies    3.00
    Economics  0.50
    Science   3.50
    Physical Education   1.00
    Health   0.50
    The Arts   1.00
    Electives   9.50
    Total Required Credits  26.00
     
    All graduation requirements must be complete in order for a student to participate in commencement ceremonies.
  • Courses that Meet Grad Requirements:
     
    There are some graduation requirements that have choices to fulfill specific areas. For clarity, those courses are listed below. Please note that many of these classes have grade level or additional restrictions for registration. See the course catalog for more information.
     
    Speaking (0.5 Credits)
    • Communication Theory & Practice
    • Speech
    • CIS Adv. Public Speaking
    • Argumentation 
    Writing (0.5 Credits)
    • AP English Language & Composition
    • College Prep Composition
    • Writing Workshop
    • CIS University Writing & Critical Reading
    Literature (0.5 Credits after American Lit.)
    • Literature of the Imagination
    • British Literature
    • World Literature
    • Popular Literature
    • Pop Lit in Spanish
    • CIS Intro to Literature
    • AP English Lit & Composition
    The Arts (1.0 Credits)
    • Art
      • All courses
    • Music 
      • All courses EXCEPT music theory
    • Family & Consumer Science
      • Fashion Marketing & Design
      • Interior Space & Design
    • Language Arts
      • Technical Theatre
      • Theatre Directing & Performance
  • Meet Missing 9th Grade Requirements:
     
    • Language Arts – Students not passing 9th grade Language Arts will have the following options:

      • Repeat the course in summer school.
      • Take Popular Literature at the High School to satisfy English 9A or take Hot Topics at the High School to satisfy English 9B.

    • Math – Students must complete the Math sequence up through Algebra II.

    • Social Studies – Students not passing 9th grade Social Studies will have two options:

      • Repeat the course during summer school.
      • Take Political Science/CIS Political Science at the High School to satisfy Civics/Social Studies 9A or take any additional Social Studies course at the High School to satisfy Geography 9B.

    • Science – Students not passing 9th grade Science will have two options:

      • Repeat the course in summer school.
      • If a student fails Physical Science 9A (Physics), he/she must take Physics A and Chemistry A and B. If a student fails Physical Science 9B (Chemistry), he/she must take Chemistry A and Physics A and B. 

    • Physical Education – Students not passing 9th grade Physical Education will have to take an additional Physical Education course at the high school.