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Graduation Requirements

Minimum Graduation Requirements for the General Diploma

4- English –(in rare cases a student may graduate with 3 credits with a score of 4 or 5 on one of  the AP English exams if all other graduation requirements are met)

3- Math – (one or more classes beyond Algebra II is recommended)

3- Lab Sciences

3- Social Studies (4 recommended)  from History/Government/Religion

5- Foreign Language – may be split between languages, especially for the late immersion or transfer student.  Three credits, however, must be from the same language. Part of the Foreign Language requirement may be met by students whose native language is not English.

6- Fine & Performing Arts – students may concentrate in one area of interest for a specialty diploma or take from different disciplines of music, theater, visual art, and dance for a general diploma.

1- Health and Physical Education - a pass/fail credit.  May be met through dance or external contract sports.

80 Hours of Community Service.

25 total credits

Art concentration diplomas: 6+ credits in one art area to include:

Music Diploma

Students must take World History through Art and Music as one of their history courses

General Keyboard Class or credit through placement test or transfer

Theory Class or credit through placement test or transfer

Aural Skills or credit through placement test or transfer

3 performance credits – can come from in-school ensembles, or approved external youth orchestras, children’s choirs, private lessons, and summer chamber music programs – credit for external performance groups will be based on participation hours and be given on a pass/fail grading system.  These outside opportunities are essential for those considering music performance as a college major and career choice.  

Senior Recital

Visual Arts Diploma

Art students must take World History through Art and Music as one of their history courses

Foundations of drawing

Figure Drawing

Foundations of Painting

Foundations of sculpture and pottery

2 additional advanced courses in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, or Pottery

Senior Project and Portfolio

Students are encouraged to do external internships/work studies with local galleries, museums, studios, or artists.