• REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

    In grades 9-12 and in accelerated courses in the 8th grade, students earn 1 Carnegie unit for each 1

    block course successfully completed. Courses such as Health and Success After High School are 9

    week courses. Students must complete both of the courses in the “set” they select. Completion will

    earn 1 full credit. In order to receive a state high school diploma, a student must attend the district

    school issuing the diploma for at least the semester immediately preceding graduation (except in

    the case of a bona fide change of residence where the sending school will not grant the diploma)

    and have earned a minimum of 24 Carnegie units which are distributed as follows:

     

    Language Arts .................. 4 Carnegie Units

    Mathematics……..…….4 Carnegie Units

    Science……………..…..3 Carnegie Units 

    U.S. History……………. 1 Carnegie Unit (must include study of Constitution) 

    Economics ........................ 1/2 Carnegie Unit

    Government......................1/2 Carnegie Unit

    Other Social Studies…….1 Carnegie Unit

    Physical Education…....1 Carnegie Unit

    Health Combination..….1 Carnegie Unit

    Computer Science......…1 Carnegie Unit

    Electives………..……...7 Carnegie Units (must include a foreign language credit or CATE course credit)

     

    Total ........24 Carnegie Units

     



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