Graduation Requirements

Classes of 2021 - 2025

English (4 credits)

  • English 9 (1 credit)

  • English 10 (1 credit)

  • English 11 (1 credit)

  • English 12 or English Elective (1 credit)

Social Studies (2.5 credits)

  • US History (1 credit)

  • Government (0.5 credit)

  • World Studies or or AP World History (1 credit)

Mathematics (3 credits)

  • Algebra (1 credit)

  • Geometry (1 credit)

  • Additional Math (1 credit)

Science (2 credits)

  • Biology (1 credit)

  • Science Elective (1 credit)

Career Education (Freshman only)

Health (0.5 credit)

Consumer Education (0.5 credit)

Physical Education

  • Credits earned count toward elective requirement

  • Student must be enrolled each semester of high school

Electives (11.5 credits)

  • One credit must be earned from Fine Arts, World Language, or Career and Technical Education

24 Total Credits Required for Graduation

To graduate from high school, unless otherwise exempted, each student is responsible for:


  1. Completing all District graduation requirements that are in addition to the State requirements (see above).

  1. Completing all courses as provided in the School Code, 105 ILCS 5/27-22.2.

  2. Completing all minimum requirements for graduation as specified in State law.

  3. Passing an examination on patriotism and principles of representative government, proper use of the flag, methods of voting, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

  4. Participating in State assessments that are required for graduation by the State law.

  5. Filing one of the following: (1) a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the U.S. Dept. of Education, (2) an application for State financial aid, or (3) an Ill. State Board of Education (ISBE) waiver form indicating that the student understands what these aid opportunities are and has chosen not to file an application. If the student is not at least 18 years of age or legally emancipated, the student's parent/guardian must file one of these documents on the student's behalf.

a. A student is exempt from this requirement if: (1) the student is unable to file a financial aid application or an ISBE waiver due to extenuating circumstances, (2) the Building Principal attests the District made a good faith effort to assist the student or the student's parent/guardian with filing a financial aid application or an ISBE waiver form, and (3) the student has met all other graduation requirements.


The above requirements do not apply to students with disabilities whose course of study is determined by an Individualized Education Program or students who are exempted from participation in certain courses in accordance with State law.