Legislation and Resources
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.
- 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.