505.05 Graduation Requirements

Students are eligible for graduation upon successfully completing the required academic credits, elective credits, and having met the State and local requirements, as they apply to all subject matter.

A credit is given for an academic course, one semester in length, that has been successfully completed at or through a state certified program. Students are required to earn a total of 48 credits in grades 9-12 and successfully complete the following courses.

Students graduating will be required to successfully complete the following:

  • 6 credits of Mathematics (credits must be sequential and minimally include Algebra II)
  • 8 credits of Language Arts
  • 6 credits of Science
  • 8 credits of Social Studies
  • 1 credit of Health
  • 15 credits of Electives
  • 4 credits in Physical Education (at least one Physical Education credit earned per semester)
  • 48 Total Credits

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §256.11A, §279.8; § 280.3, 14 (2007)
281 I.A.C. 12.2; 3(7), .5, 41.404 (6) (e)

Cross Reference:
505.06 Early Graduation
505.2 Student Retention and Promotion
604.04 Program for Students at Risk



Approved:
January 18, 1988

Reviewed:
April 14, 2010
December 19, 2011
April 21, 2014

July 16, 2018

Revised:
June 21, 2010
December 19, 2011
April 21, 2014

July 16, 2018