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Graduation Requirements & Diploma Levels

Standard Diploma (25 Minimum Credits)

Area of Study

Required Courses

Credits Required

English

I, II, III, IV

4

Math

 

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Math elective during the 12th grade (Students must enroll in a math class all four years.)

3

Science

Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry or Special Topics

3

Social Studies

Integrated Social Studies, World Civilization, U.S. History

3

Health/PE

Health ½  & PE ½

1

Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities (embedded in English IV curriculum)

1

Career Major

Must take 4 credits in chosen Career Pathway

3

Required Courses

Digital Literacy /Computer Applications

1

Electives

Recommended from Career Pathway selected

6

 

STUDENTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE AN INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PLAN

 

Comprehensive Diploma (26 Minimum Credits)

Area of Study

Required Courses

Credits Required

English

I, II, III, IV

4

Math

 

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Math elective during the 12th grade (Students must enroll in a math class all four years)

3

Science

Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry or Special Topics

3

Social Studies

Integrated Social Studies, World Civilization, U.S. History

3

Health/PE

Health ½  & PE ½

1

Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities (embedded in English IV curriculum)   

1

Career Major

Must take 4 credits in chosen Career Pathway

3

Required Courses

Digital Literacy /Computer Applications

1

Electives

Recommended from Career Pathway selected

7

 

 STUDENTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE AN INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PLAN

 

Merit Diploma (27 Minimum Credits)

Area of Study

Required Courses

Credits Required

English

I, II, III, IV

4

Math

 

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and 1 Advanced Math Class  (must have a math class all four years)

4

Science

Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry or Special Topics and 1 Advanced Science Class

 

4

Social Studies

Integrated Social Studies, World Civilization, US History

3

Health/PE

Health ½  & PE ½

1

Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities (embedded in English IV curriculum),  Art, Band

1

Foreign Language

Spanish I and II

2

Career Major

Must take 4 credits in chosen Career Pathway

3

Required Courses

Digital Literacy /Computer Applications

1

Electives

Recommended from Career Pathway selected

4

 

    STUDENTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE AN INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PLAN

 

HCHS Grading Scale

A    90-100%

B    80-89%

C    70-79%

D    60-69%

F     59% and below