Graduation Requirements

  • Updated with information for the 2022-23 school year.

    Students must have a minimum of 48 credits, including four (4) credits from physical education. One credit of physical education will be taken each year of high school. The specific requirements are as follows:

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 one Language Arts elective credit.
    • 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) including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II

    • Eighth-Grade Algebra I C and/or Geometry C, must be taken for high school credit.

Physical Education and Health (4 P.E. credits, 1 Health credit)

    • 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.
    • Students earn .5 credits per semester. 
    • In addition, students must take a CPR course that consists of components that could lead to CPR certification.

Science (6 credits)

    • Advanced Physical Science fulfills the Physical Science requirement

Social Studies (6 credits)

    • American Heritage (4 credits) fulfills the U.S. History graduation requirement, the Literature elective requirement (American Literature), and the Language Arts elective (Intermediate Writing).

Additional Resources

  • Diploma Requirements

  • Grade Level Status

  • Junior or Sixth-Semester Transfers

  • Off-Campus Coursework

  • Transcripts

Valley Honors Diploma Program

  • Honors Overview

  • 10th Grade Requirements

  • 11th Grade Requirements

  • 12th Grade Requirements

Last Modified on April 1, 2022