Cheshire High School - Graduation Requirements

Beginning with the graduating class of 2016, students must demonstrate proficiency in the areas of mathematics, reading and writing.  To demonstrate these proficiencies, a student must achieve at least a proficient score on the Connecticut State Department of Education designated assessment.  Students not attaining the proficient score or better will receive supportive services in reading, writing, and mathematics as necessary in stipulated courses in grade 12.  Students who do not meet the proficiency requirement in mathematics will be asked to successfully complete an assessment demonstrating basic math operations, procedures and applications.  Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing will need to successfully meet the requirements of rubrics applied to reading and writing projects.

The Board of Education sets forth the following twenty-two (22) credits necessary for graduation from the Cheshire Public Schools.

For students graduating during the period between the adoption of this policy through the Class of 2017:

  • 4 credits in English
  • 3 credits in Mathematics
  • 3 credits in Science (including 1 lab science)
  • 3 credits in Social Studies (including 1 credit in U.S. History)
  • 2 credits in Health and Physical Education
  • 2 credits total in Business and/or Technology Ed and/or Fine Arts
  • 5 additional credits in electives of the student’s choice
  • 22 Total Credits

For students graduating beginning with the Class of 2018 and thereafter:

  • 4 credits in English
  • 3 credits in Mathematics
  • 3 credits in Science (including 1 lab science)
  • 3 credits in Social Studies (including .5 Civics and U.S. History)
  • 2 credits in Health and Physical Education
  • 2 credits total in Business and/or Career and Technical Education and/or Fine Arts (.5 Credit in Personal Finance)
  • 5 additional credits in electives of the student’s choice
  • 22 Total Credits

The above requirements satisfy the state regulations regarding credits for graduation from high school.