Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Students at Southern Valley High School need 240 credits to graduate. A class is worth 5 credits for each semester. Students may receive 40 credits per semester (we have 8 periods a day).

The following coursework is required of each high school student:

  • English – 40 credits or 8 semesters
  • Social Science – 30 credits (American History and American Government are required)
  • Mathematics – 30 credits or 6 semesters
  • Science – 30 credits (Earth Science and Biology are required)
  • Electives – 110 credits

The following coursework is required for most 4 year colleges, including UNL and UNK.

  • English – 40 credits
  • Social Science – 30 credits
  • Mathematics – 40 credits of Advanced Math (Alg., Geometry, Alg. II, and other)
  • Science – 30 credits
  • Foreign Language – 20 credits