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Preparing Online School Students for Graduation

Connections Academy provides in-depth support to ensure that online school students understand their graduation requirements and are well prepared for life beyond high school.

To make sure that our graduating class of seniors is well prepared for the transition out of virtual high school, Connections Academy provides:

  • Access to a full-time certified school counselor
  • Assistance creating a four-year academic plan
  • College and career planning, including:
    • Support in finding appropriate college or career opportunities
    • LiveLesson® online workshops about the college application process, including information on local colleges/universities
    • Financial aid and scholarship LiveLesson online workshops
    • Free access to college admissions test preparation online courses and information about test dates, locations, etc.
    • Official transcripts
  • Additional extracurricular activities 

High School Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully earn a minimum of 22 credits to graduate and complete the Senior Capstone project, a year long, non credit course, required for graduation. The Senior Capstone project Includes a minimum of 60 hours of community service, SAT, research paper and final presentation. Please contact your school counselor for all of the details. For the class of 2021 and beyond, students must earn 3 math credits and a minimum of 22 credits overall in order to graduate. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates.

The course credits required to graduate include:

  • Language arts:  4 credits
  • Math: 4 credits (including Algebra1, Geometry, and Algebra 2)
  • Science: 4 credits (including 2 laboratory sciences)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. History, Government, and World History)
  • World language: 1 credit
  • Health:  0.5 credit
  • Physical education: 0.5 credit
  • Technology: 0.5 credit
  • Humanities and art: 0.5 credit
  • Financial literacy: 0.5 credit
  • ICAP (Freshman Success): 1 credit
  • Additional 2.5 credits of electives are required
  • Successful completion of College Prep with SAT course