MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

(Based on New Hampshire Minimum Standards)

4 Credits

ENGLISH

2 ½  Credits

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • ½ Credit - Civics
  • ½ Credit - Economics
  • ½ Credit - World History or Geography
  • 1 Credit - United States History        

3 Credits

MATHEMATICS

  • 1 Credit - Algebra
  • 2 Additional Credits

2 Credits

SCIENCE         

  • 1 Credit - Physical Science
  • 1 Credit - Biological Science

1 Credit

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

½ Credit

HEALTH EDUCATION

½ Credit

VISUAL OR PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION

½ Credit

INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

6 Credits

ELECTIVE COURSES

                        

= 20 Credits

Standard High School Diploma

+ Additional 5 Credits

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES

                        

= 25 Credits

Diploma with Distinction*

Instruction 128.3 Eligibility for Diploma with Distinction                                

*- Students in the Manchester School District, beginning with the 2012-13 school year, shall be eligible for a Diploma with Distinction when they meet the following criteria:

  • Student must have more than 25 credits
  • Student must be eligible for class rank (ie, student should have completed a minimum of four consecutive semesters)
  • Student must have an unweighted GPA of a 3.0 (B average) or better