Graduation Requirements

9th Grade: 

  • Each student is expected to take English, math, physical science, and world cultures. Ninth grade students are required to take a minimum of 6 credits but are recommended to take 7. Ninth grade students are not encouraged to take study halls. 
  • Students who have not passed the reading proficiency test are expected to take reading in ninth grade. 


10th Grade:

  • Tenth grade students are required to take English, math, biology, and electives to total a minimum of 6 credits. It is recommended that each tenth grade student take 7 credits.
  • Although it is not required, the math department recommends the challenge of taking two math courses to prepare for SAT and NECAP testing during the junior year. 
  • Tenth grade students with at least 10 credits may request a study hall.


11th Grade:

  • All sophomores are required to meet with their counselors regarding college requirements prior to course selection for junior year.
  • Eleventh grade students are required to take English, U. S. History, and math as well as electives to total a minimum of 6 credits. Students with at least 12 credits may request a study hall. However, it is recommended that each student take 7 credtis. 
  • If a student is in need of a required course, and if room is available, the student should be taking it in the eleventh grade. 
  • Courses that connect students to life after high school, such as advanced placement courses, career and technical courses and apprenticeship programs, are highly recommended for students who meet required standards.


12th Grade:

  • All students are required to enroll in English, economics, civics (if not completed at an earlier year), and electives to total a minimum of 6 credits. Students with 20 or more credits may apply for an early release (A, B, and C blocks scheduled). However it is recommended that each student take 7 credits.
  • It is recommended that students continue to challenge themselves academically.
  • Courses that connect students to life after high school, such as advanced placement courses, career and technical courses and apprenticeship programs, are highly recommended for students who meet required standards.


Credit Requirements: 25.0 Total Credits Required for Graduation

  • 4.0 Credits: 
    • English/Communication: 4 courses and reading/writing assesment 
  • 3.0 Credits Each:
    • Mathematics: Including Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics
    • Science: Including 1.0 Credits of Physical Science and 1.0 Credits of Biology
    • Focus Area Electives: Level 3 in a world language, three or more classes in art or music, or Career-Tech Completer Status
  • 1.0 Credits Each:
    • United States and New Hampshire History
    • World Cultures, World History, or Geography
    • Physical Education
  • 0.5 Credits Each:
    • United States/New Hampshire Government (Civics or equivalent)
    • Economics
    • Career and Technical Education
    • The Arts (Music, Drama, Art, or Graphic Arts)
    • Health
  • Demonstrated Proficiency 
    • Reading, Writing, Math, and Information and Communication Technologies
  • 6.5 Credits
    • Other Electives