Graduation Requirement

Credit Requirements

Students must register for courses as required to meet curriculum and school graduation requirements. A student must register for a minimum of 5.75 credits during each semester; exceptions to this will be allowed only by special permission by the Principal. Students must take and pass a core English and Math course per year. Credits are awarded based on contact hours; thus, year-long courses that meet every day are worth 1 credit, and semester-long courses which meet every day are worth 0.5 credits, etc. Any course taken beyond the number of credits required in a given subject area is regarded as an elective in that subject area.

Community Service Requirement


  • Every student must complete 20-25 hours of service per academic school year, totaling to 80-100 hours by graduation. Students will log this on account.
  • Community service hours are a graduation requirement.
  • Students cannot be paid for service.
  • Community Service can only take place before or after regular school hours.
  • All activities must have counselor approval and required paperwork must be signed and maintained by the student.

Examples of, but not limited to, eligible activities:

  • Fundraising for service clubs and charities.
  • Assisting with community events.
  • Assisting in a senior’s residence.
  • Coaching sports teams and helping to organize sports related activities with younger students.
  • Participating in environmental projects such as community clean up, recycling programs, building a community garden, planting trees, flowers.
  • Assisting with Brownies, Girl/Boy Scouts or other clubs. Not being a member, but helping with activities or events. If you are in the Scouts, you can count the specific community service you do with them as hours.
  • Tutoring students, offering craft, music, dance classes for students.
  • Helping with graduation ceremonies, dances.
  • Help your neighbor who may have difficulty leaving their home: clean the yard, take out the trash.
  • Summer volunteering projects abroad.
  • Volunteer in a leadership role with youth at your church, temple or religious affiliation.
  • Involvement with political initiatives to bring awareness to specific causes.
  • Volunteer at orphanages, social or animal welfare organizations.
  • Help with Parent Night, Back to School.
  • Participate in charitable initiatives; food drives, holiday drives for food or toys.