Graduation Requirements

ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH - 4.0 credits

English 9

Full Year

1.0 credit

English 10

Full Year

1.0 credit

American Literature

Full Year

1.0 credit

Two Additional .5 Credit Courses

Two (2) Semesters

1.0 credit

FINE ARTS - 1.0 credits

Fine Arts

Two (2) Semesters

1.0 credit

HEALTH & FITNESS 2.0 credits

Health/Fitness

Full Year

1.0 credit

Two additional .5 credit courses

Two (2) Semesters

1.0 credit

MATH – 3.0 credits

Algebra I

Full Year

1.0 credit

Geometry

Full Year

1.0 credit

Algebra II (or equivalent)

Full Year

1.0 credit

CAREER & TECHNICAL – 1.0 credit

Courses Vary (see CTE section)

Two (2) Semesters

1.0 credit

SCIENCE – 3.0 credits

Physical or Environmental Science

Full Year

1.0 credit

Biology or Agricultural Biology

Full Year

1.0 credit

Courses Vary (See Science Section)

Full Year

1.0 credit

SOCIAL STUDIES – 3.5 credits

Cultural Geography/Civics (9th Grade)

Full Year

1.0 credit

World History (10th Grade)

Full Year

1.0 credit

U. S. History (11th Grade)

Full Year

1.0 credit

Current World Issues/Econ (12th Grade)

One (1) semester

.5 credit

PATHWAYS & 13th Yr. PLAN- 1.0 credit

Pathways

Each year (.25 credit)

1 credit

ELECTIVES – 4.0 Credits

Electives

Eight (8) Semesters

4 credits

TOTAL 22.5 Credits

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Seniors must take a MINIMUM of 6 classes each semester of their senior year.
  • A maximum of 2 credits as a teacher’s aide may apply to graduation requirements.
  • Students must pass all required sections of Washington’s High School Assessment System (HSPE, EOC’s, SBAC’s)
  • Students must also complete the Culminating Challenge (see section on the Culminating Challenge) <
  • NOTE: Students who have not attended Rochester Public Schools exclusively since the ninth grade may have requirements that vary from those listed above.
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