Graduation Requirements

Required Credits

A total of 24 credits* is required for graduation from Jacksonville High School. Students are not allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies unless ALL graduation requirements have been completed.

*A total of 24.5 credits is required for graduation from Jacksonville High School beginning with the Class of 2020.



Requirements for the Classes of 2018 and 2019

Mathematics

3 credits

1 credit must be Algebra (ALG I 306, ALG II 326, Honors ALG II 328)

1 credit must be a course that includes Geometry content (GEO 316 or 318)

1 other credit

Writing

2 courses

Any 9th and 11th grade English classes are considered to satisfy this requirement

English

4 credits

1 credit of 9th grade English (ENG 106 or 108)

1 credit of 10th grade English (ENG 116 or 118)

1 credit of 11th grade English (ENG 126, 128, or 137)

1 credit of 12th grade English (ENG 136, or 137/138)

*Note ENG 137 will satisfy the 11th grade or 12th grade requirement depending on the year it is taken

Science

2 credits

1 credit of Biology (BIO 514 or 516)

1 credit of Physical Science (PS 504, CHEM 556, CHEM 558, PHYS 578, or BOTH FUND CHEM 552 and FUND PHYS 572)

Social Studies

2 credits

1 credit of World Cultures/Geography (WC/GEO 404 or 406)

1 credit of U.S. History (HIS 424, 426, or 428)

Physical, Health & Driver's Education

4 credits

.5 credit Health (935)

.25 credit of classroom Driver's Education (960, 961, 964, or 965) (optional for graduation, but required for obtaining a driver's license; counts toward 4 credit requirement)

.25 credit of Behind the Wheel Driver's Training (optional for graduation, but required for obtaining a driver's license; counts toward 4 credit requirement)

3 - 3.5 credits of Physical Education (any combination of PE courses or credits to satisfy the 4 credit requirement)

Other Required Credits

.5 credit

.5 credit of Consumer Education (728 or 745)

Other Requirements

Tests

Pass the U.S. Constitution Test with 76% or better

Electives

8.5 credits

Any non-required course from any department


 

Requirements for the Class of 2020

Mathematics

3 credits

1 credit must be Algebra (ALG I 306, ALG II 326, Honors ALG II 328)

1 credit must be a course that includes Geometry content (GEO 316 or 318)

1 other credit

Writing

2 courses

Any 9th and 11th grade English classes are considered to satisfy this requirement

English

4 credits

1 credit of 9th grade English (ENG 106 or 108)

1 credit of 10th grade English (ENG 116 or 118)

1 credit of 11th grade English (ENG 126, 128, or 137)

1 credit of 12th grade English (ENG 136, or 137/138)

*Note ENG 137 will satisfy the 11th grade or 12th grade requirement depending on the year it is taken

Science

2 credits

1 credit of Biology (BIO 514 or 516)

1 credit of Physical Science (PS 504, CHEM 556, CHEM 558, PHYS 578, or BOTH FUND CHEM 552 and FUND PHYS 572)

Social Studies

2.5 credits

1 credit of World Cultures/Geography (WC/GEO 404 or 406)

1 credit of U.S. History (HIS 424, 426, or 428)

.5 credit of Civics (junior or senior year)

Physical, Health & Driver's Education

4 credits

.5 credit Health (935)

.25 credit of classroom Driver's Education (960, 961, 964, or 965) (optional for graduation, but required for obtaining a driver's license; counts toward 4 credit requirement)

.25 credit of Behind the Wheel Driver's Training (optional for graduation, but required for obtaining a driver's license; counts toward 4 credit requirement)

3 - 3.5 credits of Physical Education (any combination of PE courses or credits to satisfy the 4 credit requirement)

Other Required Credits

.5 credit

.5 credit of Consumer Education (728 or 745)

Other Requirements

Tests

Pass the U.S. Constitution Test with 76% or better

Electives

8.5 credits

Any non-required course from any department


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