- A minimum of 230 (begins with class of 2009) academic hours are required for high school graduation.
- 170 hours are specifically required with
o 40 in English (taken sequentially, speech included in the English curriculum)
o 30 in mathematics
o 30 in social studies (including 10 hours in American History and 10 hours in American Government)
o 30 (20 prior to 2009) hours in science (including 10 hours in a physical science and 10 hours in a biological science)
o 10 hours in physical education
o 10 hours in fine arts
o 20 hours in business (including 5 hours in Beginning Keyboarding and 5 in Computer Applications)
To be classified as a sophomore, a student must have earned 55 semester hours; a junior must have earned 110 hours; a senior 165 hours. A student will only be changed in status at the end of the appropriate semester upon the request of the student and approval of the administration.
Pre-college students should check additional requirements often prescribed by the college of their choice, especially prior the junior and senior years.
Correspondence courses from an approved agency may be taken when the student has an actual need to take a correspondence course in order to meet graduation requirements and deadlines. Correspondence courses must be taken under the direction of an administrator, counselor, or teacher as the supervisor if the student wishes to count this credit toward a high school diploma. It must be stressed that these courses are not the easiest method of receiving credit and payment is the responsibility of the student.