Promotion and High School Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

General Promotion Guidelines:

Promotion from grade to grade should be based on credits earned:

  • Promotion to 10th  grade – 5 credits
  • Promotion to 11th grade – 11 credits
  • Promotion to 12th  grade -17.5 credit or sufficient number of credits to reach 23.5 by the end of 12th grade

A passing grade at the high school level is described as a D or higher (60 or higher).

General Graduation Guidelines:

Grade 12 students shall graduate if he/she has earned a total of 23.5 credits, which include:

  • 4 in English
  • 3 in Mathematics
  • 3 in Science
  • 3 in Social Studies
  • 1 in African American History
  • 2 in World Language
  • 2 in Arts and Humanities
  • 1 in Physical Education
  • 0.5 in Health
  • 4 in electives

* One elective must be one of the following: Mathematics, Science, International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement courses. Special admission schools and other criteria-based schools or programs may predetermine the electives that require additional subject area credits in math, science or others.

* Completed a Multidisciplinary Project or a Service Learning Project successfully.