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 22 credits to graduate. Be sure to check your school handbook and the School Counseling Message Board for updates.

The course credits required to graduate online schooling for high school include:

  • Language arts: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits (including 1 Lab Science)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. History, Government, and Economics)
  • Physical education: 1 credit
  • Health: 1 credit
  • Technology: .5 credit
  • College and Career Readiness: .5 credit
  • Fine Arts: 1 credit
  • Additional electives: 5 credits

Additionally, students attending Maine Connections Academy will be required to participate in state testing to align with Maine standards.