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Guidance

General Diploma

Classes of 2019 and Beyond

8 - Language Arts

Eng/Lit 9, Eng/Lit 10, Eng/Lit 11, Etymology, Creative Writing, Comp/Lit 12 or AP English 12 .

4-6 - Mathematics

Algebra I*, Geometry, Algebra II,
Algebra Enrichment (Taken with Algebra I in 9th grade if not successful in Pre-Algebra 8 or most recently completed Math 8)
*Must be taken in high school in order to fulfill the Algebra I requirement. If taken in 8th grade, Algebra I will count as an elective.
Quantitative Reasoning course taken in 11th or 12th grade.
Student must earn 2 mathematics credits in the 11th or 12th grade year.

4 - Science

2 in Biology I
2 in Integrated Chemistry/Physics

4 - Social Studies

2 in U.S. History

1 in U.S. Government

1 in Economics

3 - P.E./Health

2 credits in two semesters of Physical Education or two successfully completed seasons of athletices, Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline or Competition Cheerleading.
1 credit in one semester of Health & Safety
1 credit in Interpersonal Relationships and 2 credits in Nutrition and Wellness can fulfill the Health & Safety requirement.

4 - NWHSC

One semester each of Preparing for College and Careers,
Interactive Media, and Human Development and Consumer Economics (Class of 2021 and beyond)
Introduction to Engineering can be substituted for Computer Applications and
Interpersonal Relationships. 
Principles of Engineering can be substituted for Career Planning and Consumer Economics

10 Additional Credits:

From the following or preceeding core subject areas.

Foreign Language

Spanish (4 credits advised but not required)

Fine Arts

Art, Choir, Band, Theater Arts (not required)

(6) Career & Technical

Business, Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences or Area 31 Programs

27 Required Credits

16 Elective Credits

43 Total Credits

Core 40 Diploma

Classes of 2019 and Beyond

8 - Language Arts

Eng/Lit 9, Eng/Lit 10, Eng/Lit 11, Etymology, Creative Writing, Comp/Lit 12, AP English 12, English Composition 111, or Public Speaking 101.

6 - Mathematics

Algebra I*, Geometry, Algebra II
Pre Calculus, AP Calculus or Finite Math, or a Quantitative Reasoning course (Taken in 12th grade year)
*Must be taken in high school in order to fulfill the Math requirements.  If taken in 8th grade, Algebra I will count as an elective.
Must be enrolled in a mathematics course all 4 years of high school. Economics can be used in 12th grade as a Quantitative Reasoning Course.

6 - Science

2 in Biology I

2 in Integrated Chemistry/Physics

2 additional credits in Chemistry I, Physics, Earth & Space Science, AP Chemistry II or AP Biology II.

6 - Social Studies

2 in U.S. History or Honors U.S. History

1 in U.S. Government

1 in Economics

2 in World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World.

3 - P.E./Health

2 credits in two semesters of Physical Education or two successfully completed seasons of athletices, Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline or Competition Cheerleading.
1 credit in one semester of Health & Safety
1 credit in Human Development and 2 credits in Nutrition and Wellness can fulfill the Health & Safety requirement.

4 - NWHSC

One semester each of Preparing for College and Careers,
Interactive Media, and Human Development and Consumer Economics (Class of 2021 and beyond)
Introduction to Engineering can be substituted for Computer Applications and
Interpersonal Relationships. 
Principles of Engineering can be substituted for Career Planning and Consumer Economics

4 Additional Credits From the following or preceeding core subject areas.
Foreign Language Spanish (4 credits advised but not required)
Fine Arts Art, Choir, Band, Theater Arts (not required)
(6) Career & Technical Business, Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences or Area 31 Programs

33 Required Credits

10 Elective Credits

43 Total Credits

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Academic Honors Diploma

Classes of 2019 and Beyond

8 - Language Arts

Eng/Lit 9, Eng/Lit 10, Eng/Lit 11, Etymology, Creative Writing, Comp/Lit 12, AP English 12, English Composition 111, or Public Speaking 101.

8 - Mathematics

Algebra I*, Geometry, Algebra II
Probabilities & Statistics, Trigonometry, Pre Calculus, or AP Calculus
or a Quantitative Reasoning course (Taken in 12th grade year)
*Must be taken in high school in order to fulfill the Algebra I requirement. If taken in 8th grade, Algebra I will count as an elective.
Must be enrolled in a mathematics course all 4 years of high school.

6 - Science

2 in Biology I

2 in Integrated Chem/Phys

2 additional credits in any Core 40 Science course including: Chemistry I, Earth Space Science, Physics, AP Chemistry, or AP Biology.

6 - Social Studies

2 in U.S. History or Honors U.S. History

1 in U.S. Government

1 in Economics

2 in World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World.

3 - P.E./Health

2 credits in two semesters of Physical Education or two successfully completed seasons of athletices, Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline or Competition Cheerleading.
1 credit in one semester of Health & Safety
1 credit in Interpersonal Relationships and 2 credits in Nutrition and Wellness can fulfill the Health & Safety requirement.

4 - NWHSC

One semester each of Preparing for College and Careers,
Interactive Media, and Human Development and Consumer Economics (Class of 2021 and beyond)
Introduction to Engineering can be substituted for Computer Applications and
Interpersonal Relationships. 
Principles of Engineering can be substituted for Career Planning and Consumer Economics

6-8

Foreign Language

Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, or Spanish IV

2 - Fine Arts

Art, Choir, Band, Theater Arts

6 - Career & Technical

Business, Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences or Area 31 Programs

Additional Requirements

 Complete one of the following:

  • 4 credits in Advanced Placement courses and corresponding AP exams
  • Verifiable dual high school/college courses resulting in 6 college credits
  • 2 credits in an Advanced Placement course and corresponding AP exam and verifiable dual high school/college course resulting in 3 college credits
  • Score 1750 or higher combined SAT critical reading, mathematics and writing
    •  No less than 530 on each section
  • Score a 26 composite ACT
    • Writing portion must be taken
43 Required Credits
 4 Elective Credits

47 Total Credits

NOTE : Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of "C" or above may count toward an Academic Honors Diploma. To be eligible for this diploma, a student must have a grade point average of 3.000 or above at graduation and not be a Mid-Year Graduate.

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Technical Honors Diploma

Classes of 2019 and Beyond

8 - English

Eng/Lit 9, Eng/Lit 10, Eng/Lit 11, Etymology, Creative Writing, Comp/Lit 12, AP English 12, English Composition 111, or Public Speaking 101.

6 - Social Studies

2 in U.S. History or Honors U.S. History

1 in U.S. Government

1 in Economics

2 in World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World.

6 - Science

2 in Biology I

2 in Integrated Chemistry/Physics
2 additional credits in Chemistry I, Earth Space Science, Physics, AP Chemistry II, or
AP Biology II.

6 Mathematics

Algebra I*, Geometry, Algebra II,
Probabilities & Statistics, Trigonometry, Pre Calculus, or AP Calculus
or a Quantitative Reasoning course (Taken in 12th grade year)
*Must be taken in high school in order to fulfill the Algebra I requirement. If taken in 8th grade, Algebra I will count as an elective.

Must be enrolled in a mathematics course all 4 years of high school

Foreign Language

Spanish (4 credits advised but not required.)

Fine Arts

Chorus, Band, Art, or Theater Arts (Not required)

3 - P.E./Health

2 credits in two semesters of Physical Education or two successfully completed seasons of athletices, Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline or Competition Cheerleading.
1 credit in one semester of Health & Safety
1 credit in Interpersonal Relationships and 2 credits in Nutrition and Wellness can fulfill the Health & Safety requirement.

4 - NWHSC

One semester each of Preparing for College and Careers,
Interactive Media, and Human Development and Consumer Economics (Class of 2021 and beyond)
Introduction to Engineering can be substituted for Computer Applications and
Interpersonal Relationships. 
Principles of Engineering can be substituted for Career Planning and Consumer Economics

8 - Career Academic Business, Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences, or Area 31 Programs
5 - Additional Electives From any previously listed subject area.

Additional Requirement

Earn a minimum of six (6) credits in the college and career preparation courses in a state-approved College & Career Pathway and:
Earn one (1) of the following:
  1. Pathway designated industry-based certification or credential: or
  2. Pathway designated dual high school and college credit courses for the list of priority courses resulting in six (6) verifiable transcripted college credits
and Complete one (1) of the following:
 
  1.  Any of the options for the Core 40 Academic Honors Diploma.
  2.  Earn the following minimum scores on WorkKeys:
    1. Reading for information, Level 6
    2. Applied Mathematics, Level 6 
    3. Locating Information, Level 5.
  3. Earn the following minimum score on Accuplacer:
    1. Writing, 80
    2. Reading, 90
    3. Math, 75
  4. Earn the following minimum score on Compass:
    1. Algebra, 66
    2. Writing, 70
    3. Reading, 80.
33 Required Credits
10 Elective Credits
43 Total Credits

Note: Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of "C" or above may count toward a Technical Honors Diploma. To be eligible for this diploma, a student must have a grade point average of 3.000 or above at graduation and not be a Mid-Year Graduate.