Graduation Requirements

All students are supported and counseled throughout their time at Minnesota Connections Academy so that every student finds success after graduation.

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 21.5 credits to graduate. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates. The course credits required to graduate online schooling for high school include:

  • Language arts: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits (including Geometry and Algebra 2)
  • Science: 3 credits (including Biology, and Chemistry or Physics
  • Social studies: 3.5 credits (including World History, U.S. History, American Government, Economics and World Geography)
  • Physical education: 0.5 credit
  • Health: 0.5 credit
  • Humanities & Arts: 1 credit
  • Other electives: 6

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