Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements
The Stafford Board of Education conforms with state law regarding credits for graduation from high school.

Humanities (9 credits)  
    English 4 credits
    Social Studies
3 credits
  • 1 credit in U.S. History
  • 1 credit in Government /Civics
    Electives (in  Humanities) 2 credits
  • English
  • Social Studies
  • World Language
  • Fine Arts (Music and /or Art)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) (9 credits)
    Mathematics 3 credits
  • 1 credit in Algebra 1
    Science 3 credits
  • 1 credit in Biology
    Electives (in STEM) 3 credits
  • Science
  • Applied Arts (Technology)
  • Mathematics
  • Business

Additional Credits (7 credits)  
    Health & Safety Education 1 credit
    Physical Education & Wellness 1 credit
    World Languages 1 credit
    Electives 3 credits
    District Mastery-Based Diploma Assessment   1 credit
* Financial Literacy - each student must complete at least one (1) course, as defined within the Program of Studies
Total Credits for Graduation:


  • Students are required to have a schedule carrying at least 7.0 credits each school year.
  • Seniors who have earned 21 credits at the conclusion of their junior year are only required to carry 6.0 credits during their senior year.

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