Graduation Requirements

All students are supported and counseled throughout their time at Nevada 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 22.5 credits to graduate and also pass state tests.

As a College and Career Ready school in Nevada, NCA students who graduate with a high school diploma will successfully complete courses that allow for career exploration, preparation for college, and prepare for technical, trade, and military opportunities. Students must be placed into one of three track options to earn the necessary credits: Advanced Placement/Honors, Career and Technical Education (CTE), or Dual Enrollment. Learn more about our track and diploma options.


Be sure to check your school handbook for updates.


The course credits required to graduate with a standard diploma include:

  • Language arts: 4 credits
  • Language arts: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits (including Algebra 1 and Geometry)
  • Science: 3 credits (including Biology and a physical science)
  • Social studies: 3.5 credits (including World History, US History, and Government)
  • Health: 0.5 credit
  • Physical education: 2 credits
  • Technology: 0.5 credit
  • Humanities: 1 credit
  • Additional credits of electives are required: at least 5 credits

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