Cheshire High School - Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements in order to graduate from Cheshire High School.

  • 4 credits in English
  • 3 credits in Mathematics
  • 3 credits in Science (including laboratory sciences)
  • 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 Technology Ed and/or Fine Arts
  • 5 additional credits in electives of the student’s choice
  • 22 Total Credits

In addition to the credits listed above, students must demonstrate proficiency in the areas of mathematics, reading, and writing. To demonstrate these proficiencies, a student must achieve a score in Level 5, Level 4 or Level 3 on the Connecticut Academic Proficiency Test (CAPT).

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in mathematics on the CAPT may be enrolled in the Practical Applications course during their junior year and/or Mathematical Concepts and Applications their senior year. Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in reading and/or writing on the CAPT will be enrolled in the American Literature course during their junior year and/or Senior English in their senior year. These courses will provide students with opportunities to demonstrate proficiencies in the areas of mathematics or readying or writing. In addition, students will be required to enroll in programs (i.e. Reading Workshop, Writing Lab, CAPT-on-Demand, etc.) for additional academic support.