Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Class of
 Number of credits that must be earned 124 124 124 124
 Number of courses that must be taken and passed: **
English *** 4 4 4 4
Mathematics (MA Colleges/Universities require 4 years) 3 3 3 3
Social Studies **** 3 3 3 3
Science 3 3 3 3
Wellness/Physical Ed. ***** 4 4 3 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.

* Seniors must earn a minimum of 25 credits in their senior year to graduate.
**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 Ed 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. One unit of PE/Wellness must be in the student's Senior year. 


Please see the MHS Handbook for additional clarification regarding graduation requirements.




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