"All Students Will Learn and Become Responsible Citizens"

Spirit Lake High School Graduation Requirements
8 credits in Language Arts
        2 credits required in Level 1 English 
        2 credits required in Level 2 English 
        2 credits required in Level 3 English 
6 credits in Social Studies
        2 credits required in American History
        2 credits required in American Government
        1 credit required in World History
6 credits in Science
        2 credits required in Biology
        2 credits required in Earth Science 
6 credits in Math
2 credits in Physical Education
1 credit in Health
1 credit in Fine Arts
1 credit in Personal Finance Skills
2 credits in Vocational (Business, Family/Consumer Science, Industrial Technology, Agriculture)
Plus 15 additional electives to total 48 credits


Typical Grade Level Schedule for SLHS Graduation: The course sequence below depicts a typical course layout per grade level. Note that this layout does not specifically account for all SLHS graduation requirements*. Many students elect to take additional/different courses depending on career aspirations.

Freshmen

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

English I

Geography

Earth Science

Algebra I

PE/Health

Electives

English II

American History

Conceptual Physics / Conceptual Chemistry

Geometry

Electives

English III

World History

Biology

Intro to Statistics / Consumer Math

Personal Finance

Electives

English IV

American Government

Electives

*Missing 1 PE, 2 Vocational, 1 Fine Arts


Typical Grade Level Schedule for SLHS Graduation + College Prep: The course sequence below depicts a typical course layout per grade level. Note that this layout does not specifically account for all SLHS graduation requirements* or all college/university admissions requirements. Many students elect to take additional/different courses depending on career/college aspirations.

Freshmen

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

English I

Geography

Earth Science

Algebra I

PE/Health

Spanish I

Electives

English II

American History

Chemistry

Geometry

Spanish II

Electives

English III

World History

Biology

Algebra II

Personal Finance

Spanish III

Electives

ENG105/106+SPC101

American Government

Physics

Anatomy & Physiology

Stats or Pre-Calc/Trig

Spanish IV

Electives

*Missing 1 PE, 2 Vocational, 2 Fine Arts, additional Core Course electives