• VIRGINIA GRADUATION  REQUIREMENTS

    Virginia Department of Education Minimul Course & Credit Requirements

     

    Discipline Area

    Standard Diploma

    Advanced Studies Diploma

     

    Standard Credits

     

    Verified Credits

    Standard Credits

     

    Verified Credits

    English

    4

    2

    4

    2

    Mathematics*

    3

    1

    4

    2

    Laboratory Science*

    3

    1

    4

    2

    Social Studies:*
       VA and US History
       VA and US Government
       World Studies

    3

     

    1

    4

     

    2

    Foreign Language*

     

     

    3

     

    Health and Physical Education

    2

     

    2

     

    Economics and Personal Finance

    1

     

    1

     

    Foreign Language, Fine Arts, or Career and Technical Education

     2

     

    1

     

    Electives **

    4

     

    3

     

    Student- Selected Test

    _

    1

    _

    1

    Total Units

    22

    6

    26

    9

    *Must be selected from a list of courses approved for graduation requirements by the State Board of Education.

    * Math courses shall be at or above the level of Algebra and Geometry. An Advanced Studies Diploma shall include Algebra II or a course above that level.

    * Science classes must include a lab and be from two different science disciplines: earth sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics; three different disciplines are required for advanced studies.

    * Social science classes shall include one each of VA and US History, VA and US Government, and World Studies.

    * Foreign languages may be three years of one language, or two years each of two languages.

    **A Standard Diploma must include two sequential electives, which may be in any discipline as long as the courses are not required for graduation.

    Students must successfully complete one virtual course, which may be non-credit bearing.

    To earn a Standard Diploma, a student must earn a board-approved career and technical education credential.

    To earn a  Standard Diploma, courses to satisfy the elective requirement shall include at least two sequential electives.

     

     

    For more detail of the visit the Virginia State Graduation Requirements:

    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/standard.shtml

    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/advanced_studies.shtml

     

     

     

    VDOE :: Graduation (Diploma) Seals of Achievement

     

    If you have any questions concerning graduation requirements, contact the guidance counselor.