Minimum High School Graduation Requirements

Published: 8/5/2014 2:21 PM

 

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Minimum High School Graduation Requirements - Total of 22 Credits
 
  • Language Arts - 4 credits (English I, English II, English III, and English IV) to include the content contained in the Kentucky core academic standards for English and language arts. Language arts shall be taken each year of high school.*

 

  • Mathematics - 3 credits to include Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II  (An integrated, applied, interdisciplinary, or technical or occupational course that prepares a student for a career path based on the student's Individual Learning Plan may be substituted for a traditional Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II course on an individual student basis if the course meets the content standards in the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). Any mathematics course other than Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II shall be counted as an elective. Mathematics shall be taken each year of high school.*

 

  • Social Studies - 3 credits to include the content contained in the Kentucky core academic standards for social studies.

 

  • Science - 3 credits ​that shall incorporate lab-based scientific investigation experiences and include the content contained in the Kentucky core academic standards for science.

 

  • Health - 1/2 credit to include the content ​contained in the Kentucky core academic standards for health.

 

  • Physical Education - 1/2 credit to include the content ​contained in the Kentucky core academic standards for physical education.

 

  • History and appreciation of visual and performing arts (or another arts course which incorporates this content) - 1 credit to include the content contained in the Kentucky core academic standards for arts and humanities or a standards-based specialized arts course based on the student’s individual learning plan.

 

  • Academic and career interest standards-based learning experiences - 7 credits including 4 standards-based learning experiences in an academic or career interest based on the student’s individual learning plan.

 

  • Technology - Demonstrated performance-based competency in technology

 

 
*If a student does not meet the college readiness benchmarks for English and language arts and/or mathematics (18 for English, 20 for reading, 19 for mathematics), the student shall take a respective English and language arts or math transitional course or intervention, which is monitored to address remediation needs, before exiting high school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Kidwell
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT

Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
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