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download General Information About Course Credits and Graduation Requirements

Course credits are determined by the number of weeks the class is in session. For instance, a 9-week or a quarter class would be a .25 credit. Consumer’s Education and Driver’s Education are examples of this type of credit. An example of a .5 credit class would be Public Speaking, Health, and American Government, which meet only one semester. A class that is one credit meets for two consecutive semesters such as English Literature classes.

Students must earn 26 credits to graduate. Specific courses and types of courses are required within the 26 credits. See the PDF document above for more detailed information on Graduation Requirements or refer to the High School Course Handbook.