Graduation Requirements

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

Preparing Online School Students for Graduation


Tennessee 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 participate in required state testing and successfully earn a minimum of 22 credits to graduate. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates.

The course credits required to graduate include:

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 4 credits (including Algebra I, II, Geometry and a fourth higher level math course (students must be enrolled in a math course each school year))
  • Science: 3 credits (including Biology, Chemistry or Physics and a third lab course)
  • Social studies: 3 credits (including U.S. History and Geography, World History and Geography, U.S. Government and Civics, and Economics)
  • Physical education and wellness: 1.5 credits
  • Fine arts: 1 credit
  • Personal Finance: 0.5 credit (or 3 years of JROTC)
  • Foreign Language: 2 credits*
  • Other electives: 3 credits

* May be waived by the local school district for students, under certain circumstances, to expand and enhance the elective focus.

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