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Graduation Requirements

The minimum requirement for graduation is 24 credits, which includes:

Department

Specific Course Requirements

Department Credits

English

Humanities - English I, English II,  English III, English IV, Core Options/ Advanced Placement English

4.0

Mathematics

Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
(Four units of Math are required)

4.0

Science

Biology, Chemistry, Physics
(Three units of Laboratory Science)

3.0

History

History Humanities I, World History Humanities II,American Studies, Advanced Placement United States History 

3.0

Foreign Language

Three units of the same language

3.0

Fine Arts

Art, Music, Yearbook

1.0

Physical Education

Physical Education   

1.0

Electives

Mathematics, Science, History, Foreign Language, Fine Arts, Technology, Physical Education

5.0

Community Action Initiative

Two units
(12 experiences per year for ½ unit each)

2.0

English Language Support (International Students)

All international students are required to enroll in ESL until able to test out

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Several credits can be earned during the 8th grade year (i.e., math and languages arts). A student can earn additional credits in arts and academic electives, enrichment courses, Red Choir and volunteer service. Credits from academic electives are used in computing a student's average. Students must carry six academic courses each year.

In order to progress in courses or to earn a credit toward a diploma, a student must have a passing average in each course. Advanced Placement courses have higher prerequisite averages and require approval from the department head as well as from the teacher. All students enrolled in an AP course who choose to sit for the exam, must pay for the exam.