4-Year Graduation Plan

Credit Requirements

Course Categories

Credits Required

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

English

8

English

Honors English

English

Honors English

English

Honors English

English

Honors English

Science

6*

Earth Science

Biology

Biology

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Chemistry

Advanced Biology

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Chemistry

Physics

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Social Science

6

U.S. History I

Pre-AP U.S. History I

U.S. History II

AP U.S. History II

American Government

AP Government

Humanities

2

World History

Math

6**

Math  I or

Honors Geometry

Math 2 (Geometry)

Honors Algebra II

Math 3 (Alg 2)

Statistics

College Algebra

Pre - Calculus

Consumer Math

Statistics

College Algebra

Calculus

Other Required

6

Physical Education***

Health

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Economics

Capstone

Elective Credits

14

2 foreign language credits suggested during grades 9-12 for increased college readiness

Total Credits

48

*Science: 6 credits required (4 Lab); may be taken in any grade.  Admission requirement for many colleges and universities

**Math: Minimum of 6 credits required (2 must be in 12th grade), must meet Algebra and Geometry standards.  Admission requirement for many colleges.

***Physical Education: 2 credits required for graduation; may be taken in any grade.

Additional Requirements

Requirement

Description

Advisory/Senior Project

A Senior Project is a comprehensive assignment that is designed to be a culmination of each student's academic experiences from his/her high school career. Typically, Senior Projects include a paper, a portfolio, a presentation and a final product or culminating activity or event.

College Entrance Exam

SAT

ACT

State Required Exam

Civics

Definitions:

Credit: One credit is earned for each regular semester course completed with a passing grade and 90% attendance.  A student must have a minimum of 48 credits to graduate.  A maximum of six credits of approved “off-site” courses (evening school, some online programs, etc.) may be applied toward graduation requirements.  In order to be on-track for graduation, students must earn a minimum of 12 credits per year.