• High School Credit

    A high school credit is defined as 150 hours of instruction in a full year long course (75 hours for semester courses).  Any student who has not been in attendance and received instruction for a minimum of 135 hours in a year course may not be awarded credit unless he/she demonstrates mastery of the course student performance standards.  A minimum of 24 credits is necessary for graduation.  Students must meet the appropriate testing graduation requirements as well as earn a cumulative 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

     

    24 Credit Graduation Option -

    Students must earn credits in the following areas:

    English................................................4 Credits

    Mathematics........................................4 Credits

    All students must pass Algebra I and Geometry to graduate.

    Science................................................3 Credits

    Must pass Biology I to graduate.

    Social Studies:

    World History ............................... 1 Credit

    American History.......................... 1 Credit

    Economics.................................... 1⁄2 Credit

    United States Government ........... 1⁄2 Credit

    Fine Arts.............................................. 1 Credit

    Physical Education with Health........... 1 Credit

    Elective Courses.................................8 Credits

    One course must be online.

    Total Courses....................................24 Credits

    Includes US History EOC assessment

     

    9th Grade Classes:

    English (1 credit)
    Mathematics (1 credit)
    Science (1 credit)
    Physical Education with Health - HOPE (1 credit)
    Elective or Fine Arts (2 credits)

     

    10th Grade Classes:

    English (1 credit)
    Mathematics (1 credit)
    Science (1 credit)
    World History (1 credit)
    Elective or Fine Arts (2 credits)

     

    11th Grade Classes:

    English (1 credit)
    Mathematics (1 credit)
    Science (1 credit)
    American History (1 credit)
    Electives (2 credits)

     

    12th Grade Classes:

    English (1 credit)
    Math (1 credit)
    United States Government (1/2 credit)
    Economics (1/2 credit)
    Electives (3 credits)

     

    Testing Requirements

    Students must pass the following statewide assessments for graduation:

    • Grade 10 FSA (or ACT/SAT concordant score),
    • Algebra I End of Course (EOC) or a comparative score on the Postsecondary Education
    • Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.).
    • Assessments in the following subjects are required as part of the course and constitute 30 percent of the final course grade:

     U.S. History

     Biology I

     Geometry

     Algebra II (if enrolled)

     

    GPA Requirement

    Students Must Achieve a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 on a 4.0 Scale on courses required for graduation. Calculations are based on the following scales:

    General Courses: (unweighted)

    A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 

    D = 1.0 F = 0.0

    Honors, AICE, & Dual Enrollment Courses: (weighted)

    A = 5.0 B = 4.0 C = 3.0 (Used for MCPS class rank only)

     

    Class Ranking

    For graduation purposes only, the following shall define "honors graduation":

    • Graduation with Summa Cum Laude (highest honors)

    4.0 and above weighted GPA

    • Graduation with Magna Cum Laude (high honors)

    3.5-3.99 weighted GPA

    • Graduation with Cum Laude (honors)

    3.00-3.499 weighted GPA

    All courses taken for a regular diploma will be included in the GPA calculation as described in the district pupil progression plan.  Class ranking at the end of the fourth quarter of the senior year will be used to determine honors and high honors at graduation, as well as Validictorian and Salutatorian (per Marion County student progression plan).