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Graduation Requirements

                                                                     GRADUATION/ DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                            2020 - 2021

A satisfactory record of attendance and conduct must have been established.

Graduation requirements (number of credits) for transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis using procedures set forth by the Hamilton County Department of Education.

The Valedictorian of the graduating class is the student with the highest numerical average.  
The Salutatorian is the student with the second highest numerical average.  

NOTE:  Eligibility for these honors requires core courses from the highest levels offered (honors, dual enrollment, and/or AP).

No less than 27 credits must be earned including:

✓ English 4 credits (English I, II, III, and IV)
✓ Mathematics 4 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and 1 Advanced Math) Students must take a math course each school year.
✓ Science 3 credits (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and one additional Lab Science)
✓ Social Studies 3 credits (World History or World Geography, U.S.History, and Govt./Econ.)
✓ Wellness 1 credit (ROTC 1 and 2 will meet this requirement)
✓ P.E. 0.5 credit
✓ Personal Finance 0.5 credit
✓ Foreign Language 2 credits of the same language
✓ Fine Arts 1 credit
✓ Elective Focus 3 elective credits above in a focused area of study
✓ Elective 5 additional elective credits
✓ Senior Project
✓ Completion of ACT assessment
✓ District mandated Civics assessment

GRADE CLASSIFICATION

 

Freshman (9th grade)                                       0-5 credits

Sophomore (10th grade)                                  6-11 credits

Junior (11th grade)                                          12-19 credits

Senior (12th grade)                                          20-27+ credits

 

IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO SEE THAT HIS OR HER COURSE OF STUDY MEETS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS**

 

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