Graduation Requirements


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.

High School Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully earn a minimum of 23 credits to graduate and participate in required state testing. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates. The course credits required to graduate include:

  • Language arts: 4 credits (including English 9 and American Literature)
  • Math: 4 credits (including Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II)
  • Science: 4 credits (including Biology; Physical Science or Physics; Chemistry, Environmental Science, Earth Science or an AP Science)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. History, World History, Economics, and Government)
  • Personal Fitness: 0.5 credit
  • Health: 0.5 credits
  • Electives: 7 credits (including as 3 Career/Technology,World Language, and/or Fine Arts)