Graduation Requirements

 
 

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