Graduation Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Grade

9 – 11

12*

Number of credits that must be earned

124

124

Number of courses that must be taken and passed: ***

 

 

English

4

4

Mathematics (MA Colleges/Universities require 4 years.)

3

3

Social Studies††

3

3

Science

3

3

Wellness / Physical Ed. †††

4

4

 

Students must adhere to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) MCAS requirements (or comprehensive exam as determined by DESE) to receive a diploma. Graduation requirements are subject to change per MA DESE.

 

    *   Seniors must earn a minimum of 25 credits in their Senior Year to graduate.

  **   One unit of PE/Wellness must be in the students’ Senior Year

  *** A unit is equivalent to a full year course in all disciplines except for Wellness/Physical  Ed.  One semester satisfies a unit for Wellness/Physical Ed.

     †    The four English courses that satisfy this requirement are exclusive of electives.

    ††     All students must pass three courses in social studies, one of which must be American History 2.

    †††  All students must participate in a Wellness/Physical education course each year per MA state regulations.  Students must pass up to four units of Wellness/Physical Education two of which must be comprehensive health courses and two physical education courses.


Please see the MHS Program of Studies for further information. 


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