What courses do I have to take to graduate?

Posted by Student Services on 8/27/2021

Students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2014-2015 must pass the following courses and earn at least 26 credits:

Four sequential English credits which shall be:

  • Starting with English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • English IV

Four Mathematics credits which shall be:

  • NC Math 1, 2, and 3 and a fourth mathematics course to be aligned with the student’s post high school plans

Three Science credits which shall be:

  • a physical science course
  • Biology
  • an earth/environmental science course

Four Social Studies credits which shall be:

  • a founding principles course which shall be either:
    • American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics
    • Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy
  • American history courses which shall be either:
    • American History I and American History II
    • American History I or II and another Social Studies course
    • American History and another Social Studies course
  • World History

One Health and Physical Education credit:

  • Students are required to successfully complete CPR instruction to meet Healthful Living Essential Standards as a requirement for high school graduation.

Two Elective credits of any combination from either:

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) or
  • Arts Education or
  • World Language

Eight elective credits from the following (four-course concentration recommended):

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • ROTC
  • Arts Education (e.g., dance, music, theater arts, visual arts)
  • Any other subject area or cross-disciplinary courses (e.g., mathematics, science, social studies, English and dual enrollment courses)