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To Earn an American High School Diploma

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To Earn an American High School Diploma
by Diana Muir - Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:13 AM

To earn an American High School Diploma, you must take: (Note: each semester equals 1/2 credit)

  • 4 credits of Language Arts
  • 3 credits of Mathematics
  • 3 credits of Social Sciences (Including Global Citizenship) (must take American History and US Gov)
  • 3 credits of Laboratory Science
  • 1/2 credits of Health Education
  • 2 credits of Physical Education
  • 1 credit of Visual or Performing Arts
  • 1/2 credit of Computer Science
  • 2 credits of Foreign Language or Career Technical Education
  • 4 credits of electives

Total of 23 credits/semesters

To earn a Career-Technical Certificate:

  • 3 Courses of the same career-technical field in place of foreign language

Students must also take an end of course exam in English, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science.