High school graduation requirements span grades 9-12. They are revised periodically to prepare students for continued success in higher education and the workplace. The district’s minimum graduation standards, as of Spring, 2003, are:
1. Satisfactory citizenship.
2. Completion of 220 semester credits earned in grades 9-12.
3. Successful completion of these required courses:
English – Four years
Mathematics – Two years. Students are required to complete Algebra 1 and Geometry. Beginning with the class of 2021, students will be required to complete Integrated I and Integrated II.
Science – Three years - includes one year Living Earth (with lab), one year Chemistry in the Earth (with lab), one year Physics in the Universe (with lab)
Social Science – Three years - includes one year in World History, one year in U.S. History, one semester in American Government and one semester in Economics
Foreign Language/Fine Arts – One year of Foreign Language or Fine Arts. Students who take one year of Foreign Language must also complete one semester of Fine Arts.
Career Preparation – One semester
Health – One semester
Physical Education – Two years
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High School "Blueprint" — A new High School "Blueprint" was created in 2002 to improve instruction further. For an update, contact the Office of Educational Services.
Advanced Placement — For college-bound students, Advanced Placement offers an opportunity to earn college credits by qualifying on College Board AP exams. Schools offer AP courses in subject areas such as English, math, foreign languages, history, economics, science and fine art. At the conclusion of each class, students take the qualifying exams.
Beyond the Classroom — For many students, the high school experience extends beyond the classroom. They take advantage of numerous campus activities, from clubs, organizations and school projects to student government. These activities often help students discover special talents and interests they will pursue in later life. The district also offers opportunities for community service.
Preparing for Life After High School — As students progress toward graduation, they learn it’s important to plan for life after high school. Counselors, career center specialists and other support staff are ready to help.