Graduation Requirements


Preparing Students for Graduation


Rhode Island Connections Academy provides in-depth support to ensure that students understand their graduation requirements and are well prepared for life beyond high school. Students participate in this online school program while remaining enrolled at their local school in their resident district. That local school will be granting all credits earned, and the student will graduate from their local high school with a high school diploma. 

High School Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully earn a minimum of 20 credits to graduate. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates. The course credits required to graduate high school include:

  • English Language arts: 4 credits
  • Math: 4 credits (including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2)
  • Science: 3 credits (including Life Science, Physical Science, and an Advanced Science)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. History and Government)
  • Electives: 6 credits (including Physical education, Health, Fine Arts)

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