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Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Staples High School, students must earn a total of 25.0 credits for the Class of 2020-2022 and 26.0 credits for the Class of 2023 and beyond, as well as fulfill all subject area requirements outlined below.

The Four-Year Plan Worksheet can be used by students to track graduation requirements and map in advance which courses they intend to take while at Staples (Class of 2020-2022, Class of 2023 and Beyond).

See the Program of Studies for more detailed information.

Class of 2020-2022

Subject Area

English (4.0)

Math (3.0)

Science (2.0)

Social Studies (3.5)

1.0 Global Themes

1.0 U.S. History

.5 Civics

.5 Area Study

.5 Additional Course

World Language (2.0)

Any one world language in sequence

Health & PE (3.0)

Arts (1.5)

Minimum 0.5 in Fine Arts and 0.5 in Practical Arts; remaining 0.5 in either area

Additional Credits (6.0)

Total Each Year

Total minimum credits required: 26.0 credits

Class of 2023 and Beyond

Subject Area

Humanities

English (4.0)

Humanities

Social Studies (3.0)

1.0 Global Themes

1.0 U.S. History

.5 Civics

.5 Area Study

Humanities

Visual & Performing Arts (1.0)

Humanities

Open Humanities (1.0)

Any additional course(s) in English, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, or World Languages

STEAM

Math (3.0)

STEAM

Science (3.0)

STEAM

Open STEAM (3.0)

Any additional courses in Math, Science, Technology Education, Media, or other selected courses

World Languages (2.0)

Any one world language in sequence

Health & PE (2.5)

Mastery-Based

Diploma Requirement (1.0)

Additional Credits (2.5)

Total Each Year

Total minimum credits required: 26.0 credits