Graduation Requirements

All students are supported and counseled throughout their time at Missouri 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 24 credits* to graduate. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates.

The minimum course credits required to graduate include:

  • English Language Arts: 4 credits
  • Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Mathematics: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Fine Arts: 1 credit
  • Practical Arts: 1 credit
  • Physical Education: 1 credit
  • Health: 0.5 credit
  • Personal Finance: 0.5 credit
  • Other Electives: 7 credits

Additional statutory requirements for graduation include:

  • American Civics exam
  • Missouri Constitution Exam
  • U.S. Constitution Exam
  • 30 min CPR/First Aid Instruction

* Can vary based on residential school district.

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