To graduate from Valley High School, you must have a minimum of 48 credits, including 4 P.E. credits. One credit of physical education will be taken each year of high school. The specific requirements are as follows:
Valley Honors Diploma Program
English and Language Arts (8 credits)
- Accelerated Literature & Composition/Fundamentals of Writing (2 credits) fulfills the ninth grade Language & Literature requirement and the 10th grade Fundamentals of Writing; students must meet entrance criteria.
- Debate I/Public Speaking (2 credit courses) fulfills the Speech Communication graduation requirement and the Language Arts elective.
- Speech Composition (2 credits) fulfills the Speech requirement and the Fundamentals of Writing requirement.
- Students need to verify Valley course selection to ensure that they meet Language Arts requirements for their post-secondary school of choice.
Fine Arts (1 credit)
Mathematics (6 credits)
Physical Education (4 credits)
Students earn .5 credits per semester. They must take a CPR course that consist of components that could lead to CPR certification. All students will be required to obtain credit in P.E. during each school year of attendance as a requirement for graduation. Exemptions will be granted in accordance with law and policy.
Science (6 credits)
Beginning with the class of 2023, students will be required to complete six credits of science to graduate. Advanced Physical Science fulfill the Physical Science requirement