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 22.5 credits to graduate and also take state tests. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates. The course credits required to graduate include:

  • Language arts: 4 credits
  • Math: 4 credits (including Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II)
  • Science: 3 credits (including Life Science, Physical Science, and an Advanced Science)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. History, World History, Economics and Government)
  • Health and physical education: 1 credit
  • Fine arts: 1 credit
  • World language*: 2 credits
  • Other electives: 4.5 credits

* Must be two years of the same language. Students can elect to take one year of World Language and two years of VPAA.