Graduation Requirements

All students are supported and counseled throughout their time at Utah 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 from high school in Utah. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates.

The course credits required to graduate include:

  • Language Arts: 4 credits (English 9, 10, 11, & 12 – 1.0 credit each)
  • Math: 3 credits (Secondary Math 1, 2, & 3 - 1.0 credit each)
  • Science: 3 credits (Biology, Earth Science, and another Science course approved by the state - 1.0 credit each)
  • Social Studies: 3.5 credits (World Geography - 0.5 credit, World History - 1.0 credit, American Government - 1.0 credit, and U.S. History - 1.0 credit)
  • Health: 1 credit
  • Physical Education: 1 credit (P.E. - 0.5 credit & Personal Fitness - 0.5 credit)
  • Technology: 0.5 credit
  • Fine Arts: 1.5 credits (Visual, Performing or Applied Arts. Foreign language does not qualify for this credit; foreign language only counts toward elective credit.)
  • Career & Technical Education (CTE): 1.0 credit (College Prep with ACT - required for all 11th graders - 0.5 credits)
  • Financial Literacy (also know as Personal Finance): 0.5 credit
  • Additional Electives: 5.0 credits

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