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Graduation Requirements

Students must earn a minimum of 25 credits to graduate:

  • Humanities: 9 total credits

    • English: 4 credits (English 9, 10, 11, and 12)

    • Social Studies: 3 credits (must include Civics)

    • Fine Arts: 1 credit

    • Subject Area Elective: 1 credit


  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: 9 total credits

    • Mathematics: 3 credits

    • Science: 3 credits

    • Subject Area Elective: 3 credits


  • Wellness: 2 total credits

    • Physical Education: 1 credit

    • Health & Safety Education: 1 credit


  • World Language: 1 credit

  • Mastery-Based Learning: 1 credit

  • General Electives: 3 credits


Point System

Students must have 25 credits to graduate.  The maximum credits a student may earn each academic year is 8; 2 in summer school.  ** It should be noted that for the Class of 2023 and after will need to accumulate 25 credits

For promotion from one grade to the next, students must have earned the following number of credits:

  • Freshman (grade 9) to Sophomore (grade 10): 5.5 credits
  • Sophomore (grade 10) to Junior (grade 11): 11.5 credits
  • Junior (grade 11) to Senior (grade 12): 18  credits

Credits needed to graduate: 25 credits

Grading System and Class Rank

At the end of every quarter, students receive course grades.

Letter Grades

Letters are used to represent achievement:

  • A = 4.0                 
  • A- = 3.75                
  • B+ = 3.50               
  • B = 3.0                   
  • B- = 2.75                 
  • C+ = 2.50 
  • C = 2.0
  • C- = 1.75
  • D+ = 1.50
  • D = 1.0 
  • D-  = 0.75
  • F  =   0.0


Each student will receive two class ranks.  One weighted and the other unweighted. The weighted rank is calculated by adding .05 weight for Honors courses and .07 weight for Advanced Placement courses to the unweighted average. Unweighted marks are a grade point average of the final marks the student has received in every subject except P/F, Physical Education and Independent Study.  Any course change after the first marking period will be noted on transcripts with a "W" = withdrawn.

Loss of Credit:

To achieve a passing grade and credit in a course, students must be in attendance. Should a student be absent from a course in excess of five (5) unexcused absences per .5 credit course or ten (10) unexcused absences per 1 credit course, the student will lose credit for that course if an appeal is not granted. Absences will be coded as AE for “absence excused” or AU “absence unexcused”. 

If a student violates the Attendance Policy, his/her transcript will reflect the appropriate loss of credit. Students are expected to attend class when credit is lost; regular attendance following loss of credit strengthens a student’s appeal. Students losing credit can still earn a passing grade in the course. The grade will be factored into the student’s grade point average and may be used as a prerequisite for future courses as follows:

A. GPA: The full grade will count as if the loss of credit did not exist. On the transcript there will be a letter grade with “LC,” which indicates the loss of credit. If/when a course is taken a second time, both courses (the first time the course was taken and the second time the course was taken) will appear on the transcript.

B. Prerequisites: If a student receives a passing grade in a course that is part of a sequence, but loses credit toward graduation due to absences, the student will not need to repeat the course to move on in the sequence (e.g., a passing grade in Spanish 1 will allow the student to move on to Spanish 2, regardless of credits).