"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
3* credits in Physical Education, continual enrollment *waiver option
1 credit in Health
1 credit in Fine Arts
1 credit in Personal Finance Skills
2 credits in Career and Technical Education (Business, Family/Consumer Science, Industrial Technology, Agriculture)
Plus additional electives to total 48 credits


Example 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

PE

English III

World History

Biology

Intro to Statistics / Consumer Math

Personal Finance

Electives

PE

English IV

American Government

Electives

PE (waiver option)

*Missing 2 CTE, 1 Fine Arts


Example 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

PE

English III

World History

Biology

Algebra II

Personal Finance

Spanish III

Electives

PE

2 ELA electives

American Government

Physics

Stats or Pre-Calc/Trig

Spanish IV

Electives

PE (waiver option)

*Missing 2 CTE, Fine Arts, additional Core Course electives

Example Grade Level Schedule for SLHS Graduation + College Prep + Fine Arts Maximum: The course sequence below depicts a suggested course layout per grade level for those that plan to participate in both vocal and instrumental music all four years. Many students elect to take additional/different courses depending on career/college aspirations.

Freshmen

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Vocal Music    

Instrumental Music

English I (COMB) Earth Science (COMB)

Geography

Algebra I

PE/Health

Spanish I

Vocal Music    

Instrumental Music

English II (COMB)

WorldHistory (COMB)

Chemistry

Geometry

Spanish II

CTE / PE *

Vocal Music    

Instrumental Music

English III

AmericanHistory

Biology

Algebra II

Spanish III

CTE / PE *


Vocal Music    

Instrumental Music

2 ELA electives

American Government

Conceptual Physics or Physics

Spanish IV

Personal Finance / PE (waiver option)

*No study hall option unless consideration of Independent PE request and/or Summer Career Prep Program participation