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Graduation Requirements


Successfully complete a minimum of 131 credits. The coursework must include the following course requirements:
  • four years (20 credits) of English
  • three years (15 credits) of history: World History, US History 1 and 2
  • three years (15 credits) of math: including Algebra 1 and Geometry
  • three years (15 credits) of science: including at least 5 credits in laboratory biology/life science; chemistry,
  • environmental science or physics; and an additional laboratory/inquiry-based science
  • two years (10 credits) of world language
  • 5 credits of visual and performing arts
  • 5 credits of 21st century life and careers or career technical education course(s)
  • four years (20 credits) of Health and Physical Education
  • 2.5 credits of financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy
  • 5 credits of 21st century life and careers or career technical education Guidance-based
Demonstrate a minimum proficiency required by the State in language arts literacy and mathematics by means of subject specific PARCC assessments, a Substitute Competency Test or meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal.