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Recommended/Distinguished Graduation Requirements for graduates until June 2017

Distinguished Achievement Program
26 Credits

English Language Arts…………………………………………………………….4.0 Credits
English 1, 2, 3, and 4
Immigrant students with limited English proficiency may substitute English I & II for
Speakers of other languages for English 1 and 2

Math……………………………………………………………………………………4.0 Credits
Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and a fourth math course for which Algebra II is a prerequisite.

Science………………………………………………………………………………..4.0 Credits
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, plus an additional Lab-Based course

Social Studies………………………………………………………………………..3.5 Credits
World History (1.0), World Geography (1.0), US History (1.0), Government (.5)

Economics…………………………………………………………………………0.5 Credits

Physical Education………………………………………………………………….1.0 Credits
Can substitute: Drill team, marching band, cheerleading, ROTC, athletics, or approved private programs (subject to administrative approval)

Languages other than English……………………………………………………3.0 Credits

Fine Arts………………………………………………………………………………1.0 Credits

Communication Applications or Professional Communications.…………0.5 Credits

Additional Components (Elective Courses)………………………………4.5 Credits

From the list of courses approved by the State Board of Education for Grades 9-12 (relating to Essential Knowledge & Skills), State approved innovative courses, JROTC (1.0 to 4.0 credits)

TOTAL CREDITS………………………………………………………………………26.0

Advanced Measures
Students must complete four advanced measures as designated in the DAP graduation plan.


Recommended Program
26 Credits

English Language Arts…………………………………………………………….4.0 Credits
English 1, 2, 3, and 4
Immigrant students with limited English proficiency may substitute English 1 & 2
for Speakers of other languages for English 1 and 2

Math……………………………………………………………………………………4.0 Credits
Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and a fourth math course

Science………………………………………………………………………………..4.0 Credits
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, plus an additional Lab-Based course

Social Studies……………………………………………………………………….3.5 Credits
World History (1.0), World Geography (1.0), US History (1.0), Government (.5)

Economics…………………………………………………………………………....0.5 Credits

Physical Education…………………………………………………………………..1.0 Credits
Can substitute: Drill team, marching band, cheerleading, ROTC, athletics, approved private programs (subject to administrative approval)

Languages other than English……………………………………………………2.0 Credits

Fine Arts………………………………………………………………………………..1.0 Credits

Communication Applications or Professional Communications..………..0.5

Credits Additional Components (Elective Courses)……………………………………5.5 Credits
From the list of courses approved by the State Board of Education for Grades 9-12 (relating to Essential Knowledge & Skills), State approved innovative courses, JROTC (1.0 to 4.0 credits)

TOTAL CREDITS………………………………………………………………………26.0