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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Subject

Credits Required

English (English I & II, Literature and Composition I & II)

4

Mathematics* (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)

3

Science (Biology and Chemistry Lab Courses)

3

Social Studies (1.0 U.S. History, 1.0 International Studies, 0.5 Civics, 0.5 Geography)

3

Physical Education

1.5

Health, Nutrition, Wellness

.5

World Language

2

Visual & Performing Arts

2

School Thematic Courses

4

Internship or Capstone Experience

1

* Students will be required to take four years of mathematics

Total Credits: 24 Credits

Cluster 1: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Total 8 Credits

Math – 4 Credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or Statistics & Probability, other mathematics)

Science – 3 Credits (Biological/Life Science, Chemistry/Physical Science, other science)

STEM Elective - 1 Credit (Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Technology)

Cluster 2: Humanities Total 11 Credits

English – 4 Credits (English I, English II, Literature and Composition - American, World, or other English course)

Social Studies - 3 Credits (American History, International Studies, 1/2 Credit Civics, I/2 Credit Social Studies Elective)

World Languages - 2 Credits (Note: Requirement may be completed in middle grades; if so, 2 additional “open elective” credits are required)

Fine Arts - 1 Credit (Art, Music)

Humanities Elective - 1 Credit (English, Social Science, Fine Arts or other Humanities courses)

Cluster 3: Career & Life Skills Total 3.5 Credits

Comprehensive Health Education - 1/2 credit

Physical Education - 1 Credit

Career & Life Skills Electives - 2 Credits (Career and Technical Education, World Languages, English as a Second Language, community service, or other career & life skills course such as Personal Finance, Public Speaking, and Nutrition & Physical Activity.

Open Electives Total 1.5 Credits

Capstone Experience Total 1 Credit

Total 24 Credits

Download the Program of Studies 2016-2017

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