Graduation Requirements

Below you'll find an interactive graduation checklist. When you click on your earned credits, they will be counted toward your graduation credits needed at the bottom of the page. This tool will give you a better understanding of what you need to earn your high school diploma.

Graduation requirements may vary by county. Students must meet these minimal graduation requirements, but county requirements can exceed these. Check with your school counselor or advisor to get specific graduation requirements for your school.

Graduation Checklist

Language Arts (0)

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12

Graduation Credits Needed

Language Arts 4
Social Studies 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3
Career Concentration 4
General Core 3
Electives 2

Social Studies (0)

  • World Studies to 1900
  • United States Studies to 1900
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Studies
  • Civics for the 21st Century

Mathematics (0)

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II or conceptual mathematics
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus or college transition mathematics

Science (0)

  • Physical Science
  • Biology or Conceptual Biology
  • Chemistry or Conceptual Chemistry
  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
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    entering 2008-09,2009-10 only.

Career Concentration (0)

  • Career Concentration Course 1
  • Career Concentration Course 2
  • Career Concentration Course 3
  • Career Concentration Course 4

General Core (0)

  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • The Arts

Electives (0)

  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

Every year the class of dropouts will cost our country over $200 billion during their lifetimes in lost earnings and unrealized tax revenue.