Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements

Requirement Area Requirements
English 4.0 Total = 1 credit 9th grade English + 0.5 credit 10th grade English + 0.5 credit Communication Studies + 1 credit 11th grade English or AP Language and Composition + 1 credit 12th grade English electives
Social Studies 3.0 Total = 1.0 Modern World History, 0.5 Contemporary US History, 0.5 US Government & Politics, Electives:  0.5 Social Scientist (Strand A), 0.5 Global Citizen (Strand B)
Health 0.5 credit course which includes personal, family, community, and environmental health (Class of 2018 and beyond: Foundations of Health & Movement includes 0.5 Health and 0.5 PE) 
Physical Education 1.5 Total = 0.5 Fitness Foundations 9 (Class of 2018 and beyond:  Foundations of Health & Movement includes 0.5 Health and 0.5 PE) + 1.0 other PE Cardinal Core classes taken over two different years
Mathematics 3.0 credits through Algebra II (equivalent) or higher
Science 3.0 credits = 1.0 life science, 1.0 physical science, 1.0 credit other science courses
World Language Not required for all, part of option B (through level III proficiency)
Financial Literacy 0.5 credits either as an MHS course (Personal Finance, Consumer Financial Literacy, or Economics)  or an on-line course.  Course must be completed during the junior or senior year
Additional Required Courses

OPTION A

2.0 credits (1.0 CTE and 1.0 Fine Arts)

OPTION B

2.0-4.0 credits (proficiency level III World Language, 0.5 CTE, 0.5 Fine Arts

Other Electives

OPTION A

6.0 credits

OPTION B

4.0-6.0 credits

Advisory 0.25 credits
Service Learning 40 hours (30 hours for the Class of 2016)
TOTAL CREDITS

23.75 Credit 

CTE: Career and Technical Education (Business/Marketing/Information Technology, Family & Consumer Science/Health Science Occupations, Engineering & Technology, PLTW courses or Biotechnology)

FA:  Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre)